East Providence plans Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. remembrance event

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Affirmative Action/EEO Office plans a Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative program.

On the third Monday of January the country celebrates Dr. King's birthday to remember his tireless fight for justice and equality.

The East Providence EEO invites the public to participate in commemorating his life and legacy by enjoying a movie based on Dr. King's life and teachings.

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that," Dr. King often stated.

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. event locally takes place Thursday, Jan. 23, 6 to 8 p.m., at East Providence City Hall, 145 Taunton Ave., Third Floor, Conference Room 306.

People of all ages are welcome to attend this free event, which is sponsored by the City of East Providence Affirmative Action / EEO Office. Light refreshments will be served.

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