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Greater Lansing Clergy Forum hosts a celebration January 15 to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Greater Lansing Clergy Forum will host a community-wide celebration on Sunday January 15, 2023 in honor of the life, legacy and ideas of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Had he lived, Dr. King would have been 94 years old. As part of the celebration, the Clergy Forum will welcome Dr. Lee June to speak on the topic of It Takes A Village in a way that is relevant in today's context. Doctor Lee June grew up in segregated South Carolina. With more than forty years at Michigan State University, Dr. June is a professor and a psychologist by training. He has also served in many positions, including Vice-President for Student Affairs and Services; Associate Provost for Academic Student Services and Multicultural Issues. Dr. June is active in his local church (New Mount Calvary Baptist Church) where he serves on the ministerial staff and teaches Sunday school. He also serves as the Dean of the Lansing Area Ministerial Alliance, a member of the Advisory Council for Our Daily Bread Ministries, member of the Board of Directors of Free International Mission, chair of the Board of Directors for the Institute for Black Family Development, member of the Board of Trustees for Cornerstone University, and is a Commissioner on the Greater Lansing Area Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission. “Everyone is welcome to attend,” says Rev. Iris Cotton, Pastor of Fearless Faith Church and Committee Chair for the Clergy Forum. “All demonations are encouraged to come and celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on his birthday.” The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is “a day of interracial and intercultural cooperation and sharing. No other day of the year brings so many peoples from different cultural backgrounds together in such a vibrant spirit of brother and sisterhood. Whether you are African-American, Hispanic or Native American, whether you are Caucasian or Asian-American, you are part of the great dream Martin Luther King, Jr. had for America. This is not a black holiday; it is a peoples’ holiday. And it is the young people of all races and religions who hold the keys to the fulfillment of his dream.” – Coretta Scott King

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