Each year in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, the Empowerment Network and community partners host a week of positive activities to commemorate his work and achievements.
This year, the week included a red carpet premiere of the motion picture Selma held at the Aksarben Cinema in Omaha, Nebraska on Thursday, January 8, 2015. The event also featured recognition of Mildred Brown and the Omaha Star, Father Markoe and Denny Holland of the Omaha DePorres Club, and four pastors that provided key leadership to the 4CL. All three groups were integral in successful demonstrations and fighting for employment and justice in Omaha.
This event was presented by Aksarben Cinema, Empowerment Network, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. – Delta Epsilon Omega Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc; Beta Xi Lambda, Omaha, NE and Omaha Economic Development Corporation.
Other supporting organizations included the NAACP, Great Plains Black History Museum and the North Omaha Voter Project.
The Empowerment Network also featured the fourth year of the Omaha Mobile Civil Rights Museum.
Previous events have included a Red Tails Premiere with the Tuskegee Airmen; focus on Innovations in Education with Eric Mahmoud; Dr. King’s favorite foods with Big Mama’s Kitchen; Red Carpet Premiere with the producers of the Lessons from Hayti documentary.