Danielle Ponder to speak at Newark MLK event

Well-known greater Rochester area musician, attorney and social activist Danielle Ponder will deliver the keynote talk at Wayne County’s 31st consecutive observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 15, at Park Presbyterian Church, 110 Maple Court.

The day has been celebrated in Wayne County since its national inception in 1987, as a result of the leadership of Wayne Action for Racial Equality (WARE).

The 2018 event is divided into three segments. First, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., there will be a youth leadership workshop for area middle and high school students led by the student group Justice Organization for youth (JOY). The thrust of the workshop will be how to transform personal experiences of discrimination and bias into foundational leadership using youth theater as a vehicle. JOY will follow the workshop with a performance of their original play during the main MLK Program in the afternoon.

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