The Georgia College Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast is a collaborative effort among Georgia College and many community partners throughout Milledgeville.
This year’s theme is Where Do We Go From Here?
This celebration highlights Dr. King’s vision of community and commitment to service and children.
The program will feature Milledgeville’s young people through creative writing and works as they interpret Dr. King’s speech into a blueprint for Milledgeville’s future.
The breakfast is scheduled for Friday, January 13, 2017, from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM in the Magnolia Ballroom on the campus of Georgia College.
Tickets are available on the Milledgeville Chamber of Commerce website. Click here to register.
Prices are $12.00 per person.
The Office of Inclusive Excellence at Georgia College invites participation in competition of scholarly or creative works in honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Students in area schools are being asked to consider the powerful rhetorical style and the message of transformational change contained in Dr. King’s 1967 address to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, “Where Do We Go From Here?” and formulate a response.
Students may respond in whatever form they choose (essay, poetry, painting, drawing, film, etc.) but the responses should reflect Dr. King’s concerns with equality in education, healthcare, and economics, as well as the responsibilities of public service. Additionally, we hope that students will use their works as an opportunity to participate in the democratic tradition of public dialogue and address a broad audience from their perspective as young people.
Georgia College will recognize student work from each of the Baldwin County Schools, John Milledge Academy, Sinclair Christian Academy, EBLA (Education Brings Leadership and Achievement), Georgia College Early College and Georgia Military College at a MLK Day Breakfast on January 13, 2017 at 7:30. Winning work will be selected by each school for each level of instruction (elementary, middle-grades, and high school) at their own discretion. From that pool, a Georgia College Committee will select three students to present their work at the breakfast.
Elementary: Students at this level should address should demonstrate, through example, their understanding of justice/injustice and how that situation reflects the presence or absence of love.
Middle School: Students at this level should present work that conveys the concept of love and power working together and demonstrates where and why they think these two ideals should be brought together to address inequalities in Milledgeville.
High School: In addition to considering the relationship between love and power and its application for strategies of change in Milledgeville, students at this level should also show awareness of the context of Dr. King’s address, the ideas to which he is responding, and the various audiences that he is addressing.
Students may submit only one original work.
Essay should be between 750-1000 words, poems should not be longer than two pages, films no more than five minutes.