Rundown of local Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities

The 20th annual recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be observed through Monday in Columbus during a variety of events.


» 40th Annual Calvary Community Church Martin Luther King Day scholarship program. Speaker: The Rev. Jane Sims, co-pastor and co-founder of the church, 1031 Chestnut St. 4 p.m. Free, but donations accepted. Information: 812-372-3077.


» African American Pastors Alliance community breakfast. Theme: “Remember! Celebrate! Act!” Speaker: Chad Sims of Columbus, a former employee of Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Family Center, youth director and a doctorate candidate in psychology at Ball State University. 7:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Columbus North High School cafeteria, 1400 25th St. Free. Information: David Bosley at 812-372-9336 or by email,

» Calvary Community Church program to encourage young people to strive for excellence and be effective in difficult times. Participants will review a film on progress being made by the African-American community, including history of Crispus Attucks High School in Indianapolis, followed by discussion. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Calvary Community Church. Open to all. Free.

» Discussion forum, “Building Alliances for Justice in Our Democracy: Making Time for Activism and Advocacy,” featuring Khaula Murtadha of IUPUI. Event will also include a presentation of the IUPUC Diversity Awards, Columbus Learning Center, 4555 Central Ave., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free

» Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati theatrical performance, “Martin’s Dream,” a one-man show, 2 p.m. at Nugent-Custer Performance Hall of The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. Free.

» “Reclaiming the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” presented by Black Lives Matter of Columbus. Speakers include Brittany King, organizer of local Black Lives Matter chapter; spoken-word artist Mariah Ivey; speaker Christopher Hunt; Aimee Zoeller of IUPUC discussing King’s civil disobedience; Unitarian Universality Congregation, 7850 W. Goeller Road, Columbus, 6 p.m. Free. Information: Facebook page of Black Lives Matter of Columbus or