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Beyond the Dream: Neighbors Reclaiming Akron

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Perkins Middle School

630 Mull Avenue

Akron, OH 44313

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In honor of the 50th anniversary of MLK’s assassination, join your fellow Akronites in understanding MLK’s legacy beyond his famous “I Have a Dream” speech and share your genuine concerns about the state of our local Akron community. Delve into his transformative vision of a just and equal society and apply this understanding to activate concrete change. Here is a breakdown of the events of the day:

10:00am to 11:30am

Introduction: Dr. Toja Okoh

Remembering 1968 and Its Legacy In Akron: Bishop Joe Johnson, The House of the Lord

Spoken Word Performance: EbaNee Bond

The City of Akron and Summit County’s Commitment to Addressing Poverty and Inequality: Russ Neal, City Akron Council Member

Panel and Audience Discussion

11:30am to 12:30pm Lunch!

12:30pm to 3:00pm

Introduction to Circle Discussions

Circle Discussion : Poverty / Health Disparities / School-to-Prison Pipeline

Sharing Ideas to address inequalities in Akron

Concluding Remarks & Take-Aways: Dr. Toja Okoh and Russ Neal

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Perkins Middle School

630 Mull Avenue

Akron, OH 44313

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