MLK Celebration

OCC Children’s Choir performs at the annual MLK Celebration.

The Carol Stream Community is invited to attend the 20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration on Monday, January 21, 2019 at 7 p.m. This free event is held at Wheaton Christian Center, located at 610 E. North Ave., Carol Stream. This year’s featured keynote speaker is Dr. Sheila Caldwell, chief intercultural engagement officer at Wheaton College. In addition, the Wheaton Christian Center Choir and Outreach Community Center’s Children’s Choir will perform and Gigi Nyesoah, OCC high school and college programs coordinator, will share about the impact of the center’s College Opportunity Program.

Attendees are invited to come early for a community circle dialogue about the lasting impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work, from 6 to 6:45 p.m., led by RESTORE: Carol Stream Peacemakers.

The event is sponsored by Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream, the Village of Carol Stream, Wheaton Christian Center and Our Savior Lutheran Church.

About Dr. Sheila Caldwell

Dr. Sheila Caldwell, Wheaton’s first chief intercultural engagement officer, provides leadership for defining and meeting campus-wide goals in deepening ethnic diversity, promoting racial reconciliation, and advancing intercultural understanding. Caldwell, a diversity and student success champion with nearly two decades of experience in higher education, currently holds leadership roles at the University of North Georgia (UNG) as advisor to the president on diversity, director for Complete College Georgia, and principal investigator for an Upward Bound grant. During her tenure, she secured more than $1.3 million in educational grants to help economically disadvantaged students achieve college success, and collaborated with academic affairs to significantly increase the number of faculty of color.

About RESTORE: Carol Stream Peacemakers

The mission of RESTORE: Carol Stream Peacemakers is to address harm experienced by members of the Carol Stream community who seek a peaceful resolution through restorative circles, a collaborative and effective dialogue process facilitated by trained group members. RESTORE: Carol Stream Peacemakers members represent several area churches, social service organizations and Dupage County Court and Probation Services (Juvenile Division).