Cleveland State Dream Weekend 2021 Speakers Announced; Online Tribute, Downtown March Open To All

Friday, January 8, 2021

The guest speakers have been announced for Dream Weekend 2021. On Sunday, Jan. 17, an online celebration service will be broadcast as part of the two-day event honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Cleveland State Community College President Dr. Bill Seymour and a very special cast will be welcoming and speaking with those celebrating online.

Ralph White, President of the 100 Black Men of Bradley County, Pastor Hobert Brabson II, Cleveland State Community College Alumnus, and Evelyn Thompson, Cleveland State Community College Head Women’s Basketball Coach, will be the guest speakers.

Pastor Micah Nicolaus, Broad Street United Methodist Church, and Willie Thomas, Cleveland State Community College Office of Equity and Inclusion, will present the opening prayer and benediction. The service can be seen online at Facebook.com/DreamWeekend2021, as well as via all of the social media channels of Cleveland State Community College.

Dream Weekend 2021 will climax with a march in Downtown Cleveland on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 18.
Everyone wishing to take part will begin gathering at the Bradley County Courthouse between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. The march begins at 9 a.m. and will last approximately thirty minutes. The event has become an annual celebration in honor of the slain civil rights leader. Social distancing and masks will be required for this event.

To take part in Dream Weekend 2021, or to learn more about the event, contact Willie Thomas at Cleveland State Community College at 423 472-7141 or e-mail wthomas01@clevelandstatecc.edu. You may also visit the college online at ClevelandStateCC.edu. 



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