Every year, Media Fellowship House invites the community to our annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Commemoration to honor this American hero. For more than thirty years, we have partnered with various community groups to produce one of our area’s largest events. With partners including the Media Area NAACP and Media area houses of worship, Media Fellowship House strives to ensure that Dr. King’s work is never forgotten and his message lives on.
This year, guests are invited to a Community Dinner following the event, co-hosted by First Church Media and catered by Cedar Creek Catering with the support of community volunteers. Guests are encouraged to bring toiletry donations for a day of service scheduled for Monday, January 15th.
In tribute to Dr. King’s enduring legacy and his unwavering commitment to a world free of injustice, this year’s commemoration will emphasize the importance of drawing lessons from our past to shape a more resilient future.
Jeannine Osayande, the founder/director of Dunya Performing Arts Company (DunyaPAC), will deliver the keynote address. The event will feature performances by West African dancers and drummers from DunyaPAC, along with vocalist Chaplain. Dr. Lisa Dennis.
The occasion will highlight the induction of two remarkable community heroes into the MLK Spirit Hall of Fame, recognizing their outstanding contributions to environmental and health justice: Zulene Mayfield, a founding member of Chester Residents Concerned for Quality Living (CRCQL) and Christa Barfield, CEO of FarmerJawn & Friends Foundation.