26 Jan

Martin Luther King Tribute and Dinner

On Sunday, 26 January Overseas Americans Remember (OAR) will sponsor the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute and Dinner at the Hotel Den Haag-Wassenaar. The dinner and commemoration are geared to families.

It was in 1986 that the Martin Luther King holiday was first commemorated in the United States as well as by a group of American women in Wassenaar. The tribute to Dr. King has been held each year in The Hague since that time.

Civil rights movement

When one thinks about the Civil Rights Movement, there are no words. Dr. King led the movement and the hundreds of thousands who followed him shared his belief in non-violence and his love and commitment to the United States of America and the dignity of people everywhere. 

So much has improved since Dr. King first spoke of 'His Dream', but the battle to eliminate racism and discrimination is still a task for today and tomorrow. The message and motto of Martin Luther King Day is a challenge for all people: 'Make this a day on, not a day off!' In other words, do something to make Dr. King’s dream a reality.

Featured speakers

The commemoration will feature a number of distinguished speakers as well as music integral to the civil rights movement.

More information

Come on Sunday, 26 January as of 17.30 hrs. for a simple dinner full of friendship and lots of goodwill at Hotel Den Haag-Wassenaar (Zijdeweg 54). You are encouraged to bring your children.

The dinner costs € 30.00 for adults and € 15.00 for children under 12 years. For reservations please send an email to oarinnl@yahoo.com.

More information can be found on the Facebook page of the event.