Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration | January 22, 2019

Join us for the 13th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration: Honoring the Dream

MNU honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during our Gathering Chapel, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at 9:30 a.m., at College Church of the Nazarene at 2020 E. Sheridan in Olathe. The public is invited to join MNU students, faculty, staff and community leaders at this free event.

Each year at this event MNU presents its Martin Luther King Jr. Living Legacy Award. And the Martin Luther King Jr. Leader Scholars will be recognized at the event. MNU established this scholarship program for persons from diverse ethnicities who wish to emulate Dr. King’s passion for learning and servant leadership. MNU Leader Scholars maintain their scholarship award by demonstrating academic and leadership qualities during their university studies.


Vivian Avery

Speaker & Living Legacy Award Recipient

Vivian AveryVivian Avery is the epitome of a life of service to others. Her impact on our community is visible in the numerous organizations that have benefitted from her time and efforts.

Vivian served six terms on the Olathe Human Relations Commission. She was the driving force in developing the City of Olathe’s Martin Luther King Contest, growing it from an essay contest of 12 students to a multimedia contest of more than 4,000 Olathe School District students. In 2018, Vivian produced her first county-wide Martin Luther King Celebration bringing national speakers to commemorate the life and legacy of King while engaging a larger, more diverse audience.

Vivian serves on the advisory board of a health foundation for the elderly, is an advocate for abused women and lobbies on a national level for prostate cancer research. She is a recipient of the Diversity Advocate in Community Involvement Award presented by the NAACP.

Vivian's goal is to unite people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal and prove that knowledge, determination, hard work and sacrifice can make a difference.


2019 Sponsors

Thank you to the following sponsors.
Your kindness and generosity is greatly appreciated.


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