BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Syracuse University Events - ECPv6.0.12//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-ORIGINAL-URL:https://calendar.syracuse.edu X-WR-CALDESC:Events calendar for the Syracuse University community REFRESH-INTERVAL;VALUE=DURATION:PT1H X-Robots-Tag:noindex X-PUBLISHED-TTL:PT1H BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/New_York BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 TZNAME:EDT DTSTART:20230312T070000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 TZNAME:EST DTSTART:20231105T060000 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20230122T170000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20230122T210000 DTSTAMP:20240528T010733 CREATED:20221207T213448Z LAST-MODIFIED:20221215T172031Z UID:83469-1674406800-1674421200@calendar.syracuse.edu SUMMARY:38th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration—Dinner and Program DESCRIPTION:The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.\, through his writings and his speeches\, challenged all of us to find the courage to create positive change in a troubled world. He taught us the importance of listening to and learning from others. He shared his dream\, offering a glimpse of what was possible. He inspired generations to chart a course of action\, to have a real impact. Every year at the MLK Celebration\, a group of Unsung Heroes is honored by Syracuse University for their selfless dedication to their community and for embodying the vision of Dr. King. \nRev. Phil Turner to Highlight Local Community as Speaker for 38th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration\nReverend Phil Turner of Bethany Baptist Church in Syracuse will serve as featured speaker at the 38th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Sunday\, Jan. 22\, 2023\, in the JMA Wireless Dome at Syracuse University. \nThis year’s theme is: “Civil Rights and the City of Syracuse.” Tickets for the dinner and program are now available. \n\n \nReverend Phil Turner (Photo by Amelia Beamish) \n\nThis annual event is the largest of its kind on any college campus. The program seeks to honor the message and mission of Dr. King and is a direct expression of Syracuse University’s commitment to advancing academic excellence at a university welcoming to all. \n“As we prepare for our first in-person MLK Celebration since 2020\, our planning team is committed to highlighting the people and possibilities of our local community\,” says the Rev. Brian Konkol\, dean of Hendricks Chapel. “I am honored to welcome Pastor Phil Turner as our featured speaker\, as he embodies the spirit and soul of Syracuse. Through his proven leadership and hopeful vision\, Pastor Turner is the right person to bring us all together.” \nTurner was elected as the 12th pastor of Bethany Baptist Church on Feb. 19\, 2007. Following his formal installation in April of 2007\, he helped expand congregational impact through membership growth\, facility renovations\, increased access to transportation services\, and improved engagement with civic organizations and community organizers. Turner led the development of a radio ministry\, tutoring program and an annual festival that highlights African American heritage. Bethany Baptist Church also partners with the Syracuse City School District\, sponsors clothing giveaways\, and hosts numerous local and regional events. \nIn addition to earning music recording contracts with Warner Bros. and 4th and Broadway\, Turner holds a bachelor of science in history and political science from Columbia College\, a master of theological studies from Northeastern Seminary and a certificate in church management from Villanova University. \n“When Dr. King spoke\, his words were so piercing because they came from truth\, his inner light and compassion\,” says Rev. Turner. “We must accept the challenge to make everyone’s lives better. Leaders need to have a healthy appetite for change. They can’t be afraid.” \nOur 2023 program marks the 38th year for the MLK Celebration\, which will include an address from Turner\, student and community group performances\, a presentation of this year’s Unsung Hero Awards\, and recognition of the 2022 and 2021 Unsung Hero Awardees previously honored through online celebrations. \nNew this year is an art gallery featuring works from local Black artists\,  opening at 4:15 p.m. The traditional dinner—pulled BBQ pork\, collard greens\, sweet potato pie and more—will open at 5 p.m. Halal/Kosher\, gluten-free and vegetarian options will be available. Dinner will be held near the JMA Dome’s west end zone\, entry at Gate A. The main program with Rev. Turner and performers will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the east side. For program-only attendees\, doors open at 6 p.m. \nTicket purchase options are as follows: \n\nSyracuse University staff\, faculty\, and the general public (dinner and program): $30\nStudents (dinner and program): $15\nMain program only: FREE\n\nRegistration is required for all ticket purchase options. \nAll dinner tickets will be assigned a table number at the time of purchase\, which will be included in the mobile tickets. Guests interested in sitting with friends are recommended to purchase tickets together to ensure the same table assignment. \nGuests may order up to 10 dinner and program tickets online. To purchase one full table (10 seats)\, select 10 total tickets and proceed to checkout. To purchase more than one table or more than 10 individual tickets\, or if experiencing difficulties\, please call the JMA Dome Box Office at 1.888.DOME.TIX (315.443.2121)\, option four. \nAll dinner guests will be seated in the 100 level of the stands for the program following dinner. All guests attending the program only will be seated in the 200 level. Seating is general admission in those areas for the program. \nBuy tickets online at mlk.syr.edu\, in person at the Dome Box Office inside Gate B at 900 Irving Ave. (Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or by phone (888.DOME.TIX or 315.443.2121\, option four). Tickets will be mobile this year and uploaded directly to your MyCuse account to manage upon purchase. View the step-by-step guide on mobile ticketing for more information. \nFree parking is available in the Irving Avenue Garage and in lots west of the JMA Dome. Visit the University’s Parking and Transit Services website for maps and directions. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be available for the event. Accessible seating is provided on the concourse level of the JMA Dome. \nFor more information about the MLK Celebration or to request accommodations\, contact Hendricks Chapel at chapel@syr.edu or 315.443.2901. Learn more about this and other Hendricks Chapel events by visiting chapel.syracuse.edu. URL:https://calendar.syracuse.edu/events/2023-jan-22/38th-annual-rev-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-celebration-dinner-and-program/ LOCATION:The Dome 901 Irving Ave.\, Syracuse\, NY\, 13210\, United States CATEGORIES:Diversity and Inclusion ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://calendar.syracuse.edu/wp-content/uploads/Dr.-Bernice-King-1-1100x619.jpg ORGANIZER;CN="Special Events":MAILTO:specialevents@syr.edu GEO:43.0376579;-76.1382617 X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=The Dome 901 Irving Ave. Syracuse NY 13210 United States;X-APPLE-RADIUS=500;X-TITLE=901 Irving Ave.:geo:43.0376579,-76.1382617 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR