MLK Day Celebration, Activities Planned in La Grange
The La Grange Community Center will host the event, organized by the La Grange Area NCAAP, Caring Place for Kids and other local organizations, to focus on violence prevention.
La Grange Area organizations have planned a Jan. 21 event at the La Grange Community Center (200 Washington Ave.) to recognize Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with guest speakers (including La Grange police chief Michael Holub), a film, panel discussions and lunch, The Doings La Grange reports.
According to the paper, the event—sponsored by Caring Place for Kids the La Grange Area NAACP, CommUNITY Diversity Group and the Western Star Masonic Lodge—will focus on non-violence and preventing street violence, a topic that Caring Place kids discussed at a brainstorm on Friday.
“We talked about what are things we can do to prevent violence, like squeeze your pillow or take deep breaths,” Rev. Shawana McGee of Caring Place told the paper. “When you’re angry, you can do something that will change the rest of your life and someone else’s.”