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Bloomington Community Gears Up For MLK Day

Bloomington community organizers are gearing up for Monday’s Martin Luther King Day events. The theme this year involves paying good deeds forward.

The Martin Luther King Day celebration theme for 2013 is making a career of humanity. Program Coordinator Roberta Radovich says one of the key collaborative programs is the leadership breakfast which honors community members for service and civic engagement.

“Understanding where you’re from, where your neighbor’s from, so that you can continue to walk into the future together I think is what Dr. King imagined for the beloved community,” she says.

A Unity Summit will be held on Monday as well, including a prayer service. Indiana University Director of Diversity Education Eric Love says the program will honor various faiths and cultures represented in Bloomington.

“One of the goals of the Unity Summit is how can we work together to promote a fair and equitable society, how can we treat each other with dignity and respect even if we disagree, so civil dialogue is modeled and encouraged,” he says.

More than 300 people attended the leadership breakfast in 2012.

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