IPS Announces 37th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute and Celebration

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Public Schools Racial Equity Office will sponsor its 37th annual tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Fri., Jan. 12, at 10 a.m. at Crispus Attucks High School, 1140 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. In partnership with WFYI Productions, the 2018 program will be televised and viewed in classrooms throughout the school district and the community via live stream at www.myips.org/ipsmlktribute. This year’s theme is “Let There be Peace on Earth.”
The keynote speaker for the event is Rev. Winterbourne Harrison-Jones, Witherspoon Presbyterian Church. Dr. Charmayne “Charli” Champion-Shaw, director of the Office of American Indian Programs at IUPUI, will serve as the emcee. Minister Kendall Wyatt, director of ministry development and outreach for Messiah Missionary Baptist Church, will give the message to the youth. Musical tributes will feature performances by the Center for Inquiry School 27 Middle School Choir and the Crispus Attucks Chorale Ensemble. Center for Inquiry School 27 elementary students will present a celebration of poetry, coached by IPS Teacher of the Year Kathleen Rauth. Superintendent Dr. Lewis D. Ferebee and IPS School Commissioner Venita Moore will also provide remarks.
Following the program, the IPS Crispus Attucks Museum, located next to the school’s gymnasium, will be open to visitors. The program and the museum are free and open to the public.
IPS district offices and school campuses will be closed on Monday, January 15, in observance of the national Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.