Hospital staff members and federal workers and contractors will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in two separate events on Wednesday, Jan. 16, and Monday, Jan. 21.
The U.S. Department of Energy Oak Ridge Office has its annual event Wednesday morning at the American Museum of Science and Energy.
The program is titled “50 Years Later: The Evolution of the Dream.” It’s scheduled from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, and it’s open to the public.
This year’s celebration features an employee-driven program highlighting generational perspectives from past until present from DOE-ORO employees, a press release said. Also, a brief video presentation of excerpts from Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech delivered in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 28, 1963, will be shown.
The second event has been organized by staff members at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. It’s scheduled to begin at noon Monday, Jan. 21, at the Midtown Community Center.
This year’s program has a theme of “Follow Your Dream,” a press release said. It will include musical performances by Peaceful Harmony and John Hamilton; remarks by Connie Martin, vice president and chief support officer of Methodist Medical Center; and a slide show celebrating King’s work.
The American Museum of Science and Energy is at 300 S. Tulane Ave.
The Midtown Community Center is at 102 Robertsville Road.