NAACP to Resurrect “A Spirit of Empowerment” at LEC on MLK Jr. Day


The Lake County Branch NAACP will shepherd a Day of Service and Celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the Helen Rockwell Morley Memorial Music Building.

Themed “Renewing a Spirit of Empowerment,” the evening will unite local school districts, NAACP activists and religious leaders for a call to uphold the legacy of Reverend King Jr.

Local youth voices from the Thomas W. Harvey High School and Riverside High School combined choir will be followed by a poetry reading from representatives of Fairport Harbor High School.

Joining them in speech, Lake County Branch NAACP Board Member Marsita Ferguson will explain “What Dr. King Means to Me.” Other speakers will include Lake County Branch NAACP President Albert Jones and LEC President Brian D. Posler, PhD.

Dr. David Moody, advising and retention specialist at Lake Erie College, will serve as master of ceremonies.

As a communication scholar and professor, Dr. Moody has coordinated academic awareness programs to promote accurate and equal minority representation in the media industry. He has also authored two books: “The Complexity and Progression of Black Representation in Film and Television” and “Political Melodies in the Pews?: The Voice of the Black Christian Rapper in the Twenty-first-Century Church.”

Pastor Jeff Sivyer of The Grove Church of Lake County will perform an invocation and Rev. Gerard Mirbel, a pastor at Miracle Revival Ministries, will end the ceremony with a benediction.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Lake County Branch NAACP at or 440-639-1008.

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