South Bend, Indiana

“Finding Common Ground: Linking the Struggles against Poverty, Racism and War” at the Charles Martin Center, 802 Lincolnway West, South Bend, on April 2, 2017, from 4-6 pm.  Speakers include representatives from Kroc Institute, Civil Rights Heritage Center and South Bend Heritage Foundation.


Cincinnati, OH

Joint event sponsored by the Metropolitan Area Religious Coalition of Greater Cincinnati with the Faith Community Alliance and the Cincinnati Branch of the NAACP.  The AFL-CIO may also participate.

Asheville, NC

Six week Lenten study series every Wednesday evening based on their reading of the April 4, 1967, King address at Circle of Mercy Congregation.

Des Moines, IA

Procession led by donkey and prayer services through Des Moines starting from Grace United Methodist Church, 38th & Cottage Grove, ending with prayer service where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr spoke in 1959, First Christian Church, 25th & University.  Actor Aaron Smith will reenact Dr King’s sermon delivered in 1967 at Riverside Church in New York City, sponsored by many Des Moines area churches and peace organizations.

April 9, 2017 at 3 pm procession begins

April 9, 2017 at 3:30 pm prayer service begins


Cape Cod and Islands, MA

Local church programs sponsored by Cape Cod Council of Churches and university programs at Cape Cod Community College and Boston University during the weekend of April 21-23, 2017 promoted by ads in local periodicals.  Readings, music and potluck meals will be featured at the events.  King did his post-graduate studies at Boston University

Oakland, CA

Federal Bldg. Oakland, CA April 18 (tax day) 12 noon, 2 PM, 4PM

Cupertino, CA

Sunny View Retirement Community
22445 Cupertino Rd
CA 95014

Richmond, CA

Easter Hill UMC, Richmond CA April 4

Santa Cruz, CA

Community discussion,  Introduction by Rev.  Deborah Johnson,  Inner Light Ministries,  6:30 PM,  at the Resource Center for Non-violence,  612 Ocean Street Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA

Public Reading,  Santa Cruz Post Office 1-3 PM sponsored by WILPF and the NAACP Santa Cruz Branch