Rev. Curtis L. Johnson is the organizer of the Upstate Live in Peace Movement, which grew from the Greenville Alliance for Change initiative and WJMZ-FM (107.3 JAMZ).
The keynote speaker is Rev. Curtis L. Johnson, senior pastor of Valley Brook Outreach Baptist Church in Pelzer in 1993. A native of Greenville, Johnson served in the United States Air Force for four years and earned his Master of Divinity Degree from Gardner-Webb University. He founded MLK Dream Weekend, a community-wide celebration for the King Holiday that has, over the past decade, drawn more than 17,000 participants and raised more than $500,000 in scholarship funds.
He also is the organizer of the Upstate Live in Peace Movement, which grew from the Greenville Alliance for Change initiative and WJMZ-FM (107.3 JAMZ). The movement promotes nonviolence, enhancing relationships between law enforcement and community, and overcoming racism.
Live music, multimedia presentations, and awards to those who give back to the Greer community in the spirit of King will be presented.
Want to go?
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration Luncheon
Monday, Jan. 16, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Events Center at Greer City Hall
Buffet lunch by South House and R&B Catering
Keynote speaker: Rev. Curtis L. Johnson.
Tickets: $5, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at City Operations Center, 446 Pennsylvania Ave.
Call Justin Miller at 848-2192 or [email protected]org.