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January 14, 2012
Contact: Denise Lamott 415-381-8793 denise@deniselamottPR.com


GLIDE HOSTS SPECIAL SUNDAY CELEBRATIONS TO HONOR DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR, SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2012

WHAT: GLIDE Memorial United Methodist Church to host special Sunday Celebrations in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with poetry, music and words from Reverend Cecil Williams, Janice Mirikitani, GLIDE’s ministry team and more.

WHEN: Sunday, January 15, 2012

Celebrations 9am to 10:15am
and 11am to 12:15am

WHO: Reverend Cecil Williams, GLIDE’s Founder and Minister of Liberation
Janice Mirikitani, Founding President of the GLIDE Foundation
Pastor Karen Oliveto
       
WHERE: GLIDE Memorial United Methodist Church’s Sanctuary
330 Ellis Street, San Francisco (enter on Taylor Street)

ADMISSION: GLIDE’s Sunday Celebrations are always free and open to the public.

FOR MORE INFO
Call (415) 674-6000 or visit www.GLIDE.org

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Appointed by Mrs. Coretta Scott King, Reverend Cecil Williams served for over 26 years as the Northern California chairperson of the Martin Luther King Birthday Observance Committee. For over 45 years, Reverend Cecil Williams has expanded the limits of spirituality, compassion and diversity as Founder and Minister of Liberation of GLIDE Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco. As minister, author, social activist, lecturer, community leader and spokesperson for the poor and marginalized, Reverend Williams is respected and recognized as a national leader on the forefront of change and in the struggle for civil and human rights.  His ministry underscores his roots in liberation theology.

Together, Janice Mirikitani and Reverend Cecil Williams have achieved worldwide recognition for their groundbreaking organization, which empowers San Francisco’s poor and marginalized communities to make meaningful changes in their lives.  Mirikitani's passion has been to create programs for women and families as they struggle with issues of substance abuse, rape, domestic violence, AIDS, childcare, health, education, and workforce development.

ABOUT GLIDE:
Located at Ellis and Taylor in the Tenderloin, one of San Francisco's most impoverished urban environments, GLIDE is an oasis that has served the poor and disenfranchised for more than 45 years. GLIDE is unconditional in its love, support and commitment to the community it serves – providing a range of holistic services from serving nearly one million free meals a year, to proving affordable housing, free or low-cost state-of-the-art healthcare along with dozens of other programs that help to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization.  With an unwavering commitment grounded in spirituality and emotional understanding, GLIDE is a leading organization for social justice – inspiring the larger community to celebrate humanity through compassion, generosity and acceptance.  For more information, please call (415) 674-6000 or visit www.glide.org.

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