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State Commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Office of the Secretary of State
Department of State
125 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625

 

JON S. CORZINE
GOVERNOR

 

NINA MITCHELL WELLS
SECRETARY OF STATE

 

Media Advisory
Contact: Press Office
609-777-0830

 

January 12, 2009

 

STATE COMMEMORATION OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HOLIDAY

 

WHO: Governor Jon S. Corzine (invited), Secretary of State Nina Mitchell Wells, Esq. and The New Jersey Department of State's Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission.

 

WHAT: "Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commemorative Celebration"

 

WHEN: Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 4:00 p.m.

 

WHERE: Patriots Theater at the War Memorial
            One Memorial Drive, Trenton, NJ

 

EVENTS: Keynote Speaker: Senior Pastor and founder of Kingdom Church in Ewing, Reverend Dharius Daniels. Founder of Daniel's Den and the Kingdom Community Development Corporation (CDC), Pastor Daniels' groups provide mentorship to adolescent and pre-teen males, exposing them to life changing opportunities and experiences that provide moral, financial, vocational and spiritual guidance.

 

Assistant Attorney General Shavar Jeffries, Esq. will deliver a report on initiatives that are part of the Governor's Strategy for Safe Streets and Neighborhoods. As Counsel, Professor Jeffries, who is on leave from Seton Hall Law School, advises the Office of the Attorney General on legal issues and serves as liaison to various divisions within the Department of Law and Public Safety.

 

Musical and dramatic performances scheduled:

 

 * Greater Is He Ministries, Trenton

 

* Visual Praise Dance and Mime Ministries, Vineland

 

* Mrs. Ethel and Ms. Cori Barnes, Rahway

 

* Trenton Children's Chorus, Trenton

 

* Anointed Ezekiel Dancers, Trenton

 

* Spoken Poet Lynne Haywood, Somerset

 

Drum Majors Awards to be presented.

 

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