Wednesday, January 4, 2012

MLK Celebration at Northgate Mall

Last year we headed over to Northgate Mall for a fantastic MLK Day celebration hosted by several great Durham organizations including Durham Mothers Club.  We had a great time and are so glad that it's back again this year!  Here's the information on the event and a link to our post from last year.  Hope to see everyone there!

NC Moms Rising, Durham Mothers Club, Carrboro/Chapel Hill Mothers Club, Lango, Northgate Books, and Northgate mall all are sponsoring a birthday party in honor of Dr. King on January 16th, 2012. The party is to celebrate Dr. King and his legacy of equality, justice and service. There will be two readings from the book, Child of the Civil Rights Movement, by author Paula Young Shelton, daughter of a civil rights activist.  Ms. Young Shelton will be at the event to read from her book and answer questions about growing up in Atlanta with Dr. King and marching in Selma.  There will be crafts and cake for children and families.  Also, a voter registration drive will be held for parents. 

All participants should bring a nonperishable food item or toiletry to donate to families served by Durham Urban Ministries. 

The preschool storytime will take place at 10am followed by crafts and cake, while the elementary aged storytime will take place at 12pm.  Ms. Young Shelton will also be available to sign her beautifully illustrated book at Northgate books at 11am and 1pm. 

This is Durham community at its finest-lots of great Durham organizations getting together for kids and for a good cause!

Previous Post: (Keep in mind-several things have changed at Northgate since that post.)

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