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Rep. Fattah Celebrates Life and Legacy of Dr. King with Weekend Events in Philadelphia

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) will make a number of public remarks and appearances throughout the upcoming weekend in Philadelphia. Over the course of five public events, he will join thousands from across the community in celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. King.

Saturday, January 18

  • Fattah will participate in After School Activities Partnerships' (ASAP) Family Chess Day at the African American Museum. For the 10th consecutive year, the Congressman will show off his chess skills playing up to ten students simultaneously.

Monday, January 20

  • On Monday morning, Fattah will attend Girard College's 19th Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service signature project. There he will join Mayor Michael Nutter, Girard College President Clarence Armbrister, students, elected officials, business and community leaders in assembling and packing much-needed basic supplies for Philadelphia public schools, including classroom and library books, computers and modems, and college preparation materials. 
  • Later Monday morning he will join City Year volunteers for their annual City Year Service Day at his alma matter, Overbrook High School.  Along with City Year alumni, school partners, corporate sponsors, and other members of the community, he will participate in school beautification activities including mural paintings, mosaics, and light construction.
  • Fattah will deliver remarks at the King Day Celebration at Zion Baptist Church in Philadelphia.
  • He will also participate in the National Bell Ringing Ceremony at the Liberty Bell Center, preceding the Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Association for Nonviolence's 32nd Annual Awards and Benefit Luncheon. Fattah currently serves as an Honorary Chair for the local organization.

Coverage is invited for Congressman Fattah's public appearances throughout the weekend.

SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah

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