February 13, 2014
Indianapolis—The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Commission, the Indiana Civil Rights Commission, the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council and the Bureau of Jewish Education announced today that the 16th Annual State of Indiana Holocaust Observance will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 12:30 pm in the Indiana Statehouse Rotunda in Indianapolis.
This year’s program titled, “The Power of Expression: Suppressed Voices of the Holocaust”, will give attendees a candid look at how limiting freedom can lead to bullying of the government against citizens and citizens against one another.
The program will include remarks by Indiana Governor Mike Pence or his designee, Todd Maurer, President of the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council, Clayton Graham, Esq., Chairperson of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Commission and Jamal L. Smith, Executive Director of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission.
Prior to the 12:30 pm program in Statehouse, 300 middle school students will participate in an Educational Youth Summit at the Indiana Government Center. For more information about this program, or the Statehouse program, call (317) 232-2651 or visit www.in.gov/mlkihc.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Commission was created by statute to commemorate the life and works of Dr. King. One meaningful method of preserving his legacy is through the commission of acts of service that meet fundamental community needs. For information on year-round, statewide community service opportunities visit www.in.gov/ofbci/volunteer, www.helpindyonline, or www.mlkday.gov.