The Community YMCA of Eastern Delaware County, in partnership with the Upper Darby Community Outreach Corporation, invites you to attend the 18th annual Unity Day Celebration in honor of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The event is on Monday, Jan. 21 from 8-9:30 AM at the Corporate Events Center at the Drexelbrook.
Hundreds of people throughout the community – including YMCA members, family, friends, and elected officials – will join together to honor and live out the word of Dr. King.
This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. L. Joy Gates Black, President of Delaware County Community College. Dr. Gates Black is the first woman and the first African-American to head the college.
During breakfast, guests will enjoy live music provided by local church choirs. Also, the Community YMCA will present awards to two middle-school students from the Upper Darby School District whose essays describe what Dr. King’s words and actions mean to their lives today.
Guests are encouraged to bring toiletries or non-perishable food items for local shelters and food pantries.
The breakfast is a community partnership among the Community YMCA, Upper Darby Community Outreach Corporation, Upper Darby School District, and the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce.
“The idea is really about bringing the community together to celebrate and to live out the word of Dr. Martin Luther King,” said Michael Rank, CEO of the Community YMCA of Eastern Delaware County.
Click here to register for the Unity Day Celebration.