from A Lisa Update – MLK Day, Inauguration & NAACP Luncheon

Hi All,

I figured it had been awhile since I sent out a Lisa update. First, I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and second, I hope everyone is enjoying the snow safely J Below is a list of upcoming events that I think you may be interested in (with notes about which ones I’m involved in).

List of Events for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day:

When: Saturday, January 17th, 2:00-4:00

What ERASE Racism presents: “Invisibility:A Case Study of African Americans in Westbury;” Cultural Anthropologist, Dr. Judith Burgess, will be the presenter.

Where: African American Museum, 110 N. Franklin Street, Hempstead, NY 11550

Cost: This event is free but RSVP is required. Call Rosemarie Walker at (516) 921-4863 or email her

When: Sunday, January 18th, 3:30 pm

What: A Celebration of the Life & Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr; Guest speaker will be Linda Woodall; Please join us in honoring Dr. King’s legacy through inspiration from community members, readings, music and tributes. (I’ll be reading an excerpt from MLK’s speech about the Vietnam War)

Where: First Presbyterian Church in Southampton; For more information, please call: (631) 283-1296

Cost: This event is free.

When: Sunday, January 18th, 7:00 pm

When Will We Hear Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Call to End Poverty?

What: “: A multicultural, interfaith prayer service and choir concert on behalf of Long Island’s working poor people. The homily will be delivered by Fred Brewington.

Where: St. Matthew’s Church, 35 North Service Road, Dix Hills, NY

Cost: This is a Rock and Wrap It Up event. Please bring a can of non-perishable food or a monetary donation to support the work of the anti-poverty think tank Rock and Wrap It Up!

When: Monday, January 19th, 8:00am

What: Reverend Coverdale (From First Baptist in Riverhead)’s annual County breakfast (I’ll be at this event)

Where: At the Windwatch Hotel in Islandia, exit 58 off the LIE.

Cost: Tickets are $40. If interested, speak to Lucius or Cynthia Liggon (tickets are going fast!)

When: Monday, January 19th, 10:00am

What: Rogers Memorial Library’s annual celebration; This year’s speaker is Bonnie Cannon.

Where: Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton

Cost: This event is free HOWEVER reservations are needed. If you are told there is no room, email Tramar( to see if there are any arrangements can be made.

When: Monday, January 19th, 2:00 pm

What: First Baptist Church of Bridgehampton will have Rev. Marvin Dozier as their speaker

Where: First Baptist Church of Bridgehampton on the Bridge/Sagg Turnpike

Cost: Free will offering

When: Monday, January 19th, 2:00 pm

What: Calvary Baptist Church Celebration

Where: Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton Springs on Springs/Fireplace Road

Cost: Free will offering

When: Monday, January 19th, 7:00 pm

What: MLK Jr. Celebration (Jack King is involved) (I’ll be at this event)

Where: St. Paul AME Zion Church, 93 Montauk Highway in Quogue

Cost: Free will offering call the church at (631) 653-5524

When: Thursday, January 22nd, 7:00 pm

What: St. Andrew’s Church Celebrating Dr. King With Movie and Conversation. The film “King: Man of Peace in a Time of War” will be shown. A discussion will follow considering the power of King’s prophetic voice in the 21st century.

Where: St. Andrew’s Church, Parish Center, Division and Union Streets in Sag Harbor

Cost: Free will offering call the Cathy at the church at (631) 725-0123

Inauguration Watch Party (Daytime)

Presidential Inauguration Screening at Bay Street Theatre

Tuesday, January 20th at 10AM
Swearing in by NOON.

On Tuesday, January 20th, with history in the making, Bay Street Theatre invites the public to gather for the Inauguration of the first African-American President of the United States, to be televised live on the big screen.
Students and groups are welcome.

Doors open at 10am, and coffee and refreshments will be available for purchase.

General Manager Tracy Mitchell is quick to remind patrons that this is a non-partisan screening. “It’s just fun to share these types of moments in history with your neighbors and others with whom you live and work. This is the type of moment when people will remember where they were when it happened.  It’s a part of history.”

NAACP Long Island Branches Luncheon: (Come celebrate the 100th anniversary of the NAACP…I still have tickets available)

National Association For The Advancement of Colored People Long Island Coalition of Branches

1 9 0 9 – 2 0 0 9

~ 9th Annual Fundraiser ~

Still Relevant &After 100 Years! A Centennial

Invited Keynote Speaker:

Reverend Al Sharpton

February 7th, 2009

Eastern Long Island Honoree, Tuskegeeairman, Lee Hayes

Gary Williams Award Winner, Luis Valenzuela, Executive Director, Long Island Immigrant Alliance

Seating Begins at 11:30 a.m.

Suffolk Community College, Brentwood Campus

101 Crooked Hill Road (Exit 53 & 54 South on the LIE), Brentwood, NY 11717

Donations $100 (Partially Tax Deductible) AN Assignable NAACP Membership

Brookhaven – Central Long Island – Eastern Long Island – Freeport/Roosevelt – Glen Cove

Huntington – Islip Town – Lakeview – North Shore – Westbury – Long Island, Regional Director

Tickets Are Available From:

Eastern Long Island Branch Office (631) 287-7346 or

Or the following Members:

Lucius Ware

Cheryl Buck

Bonnie Cannon

Peggy Cause

Michael Cause Jr.

Danny Claud

Marion Darden

Rev. Marvin Dozier

Rev. William Fields

Audrey Gaines

Audrey Gaul

Tiana Grampus

Georgette Grier-Key

Thelma Harris

Rev. Nathaniel Heyward

Jerlean Hopson

Rev. C.E. Hopson

Jean Hudson

Milt Johnson

Jackie Lamb

Herman Lamison

Rev. Cynthia Liggon

Ava Mack

Gerald Martin

Judith Mitchell

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Isabel Sepulveda de Scanlon

Jackie Tapley

Dan Steiger

Zona Stroy

Arlean Vanslyke

Lisa Votino-Tarrant

Layna Ware

Leisha Ware

Dock White

Bob Zellner

Julia English

Denise Ross

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