Martin Luther King Jr. Day tribute to be hosted by Montefiore on Jan. 21

Jan. 21 event free to public includes Singing Angels

Montefiore, in Beachwood, will host a Martin Luther King Jr. tribute on Monday, Jan. 21

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Montefiore will host its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day tribute to the late civil rights leader on Monday, Jan. 21, at Montefiore.

The event, which is free to the public and doesn’t require reservations, will be held at 2:30 p.m. in Montefiore’s Maltz Auditorium, at One David N. Myers Parkway in Beachwood.

Dr. King led the civil rights movement from the mid-1950s to April 4, 1968, when he was assassinated at age 39 in Memphis, Tenn.

Montefiore is a non-profit senior healthcare organization. The event is supported by The Malcolm and Helene Zucker Endowment Fund of The Montefiore Foundation.

Marsha A. Mockabee, president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Cleveland, will be the featured speaker. The Singing Angels and Montefiore’s Life Enrichment Coordinator, Josie Love, will perform. A free dessert reception will follow the ceremony.

“Montefiore has always had a special Martin Luther King Day celebration,” said Montefiore president and CEO Seth Vilensky.

“We do so because, as a healthcare provider to seniors in our community, we value kindness, diversity, and compassion for all.  This celebration gives the community, our staff, volunteers and our residents the opportunity to embrace Dr. King’s teachings and sense of hope.”

The Urban League works to empower African-Americans to develop and exercise their potential through education, advocacy and provision of services.

Mockabee has spent 18 years developing programs for youth, parents and community members at the Urban League’s Cleveland affiliate. She has served on the National Urban League’s Education and Jobs Task Forces since 2010.


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