Raleigh, NC (January 14, 2011)- Dr. David Forbes, Sr., a member of the Shaw Board of Trustees and founding pastor of Christian Faith Baptist Church in Raleigh will be the keynote speaker for Garner’s first Martin Luther King celebration.
Dr. Forbes was one of the first members of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and was an active participant in Shaw’s celebration of SNCC’s 50th Anniversary last March.
The event, co-sponsored by the Town of Garner and the Garner Concerned Citizens United will be held at the Garner Historic Auditorium at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 16. The Auditorium is located at 742 W. Garner Road.
Attendees at the free event are asked to bring at least one non-perishable food item to be donated to Garner Area Ministries.