Southern Maryland Events Honor King’s Legacy this Weekend, Jan. 12-15, 2018

Kimberly Bean
Kimberly Bean
Published on January 8, 2018

Southern Maryland marks the life of Dr. Martin Luther King this weekend, and at two local events this weekend you’ll be able to celebrate his legacy and talk about issues in Southern Maryland. Find out more about what’s happening in Southern Maryland this weekend, Jan. 12-15, 2018, below.


Community Conversation Explores Racism in Southern Maryland

Honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King by participating in a discussion about racism in our community.

“I Didn’t Know… Exploring Racism in Our Community” will take place Sunday, Jan. 14, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Middleham and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 10210 HG Trueman Road in Lusby. The event is sponsored by Middleham & St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in partnership with Community Mediation Center of Calvert County, Community Mediation Center of St. Mary’s County, Calvert County NAACP, St. Mary’s County NAACP, Calvert Library, and College of Southern Maryland.

During this community conversation, Southern Maryland leaders will discuss local issues, and attendees will share experiences in small groups. All will be focused on what we can do.

Child care will be provided on request. The event is part of The Big Conversation series. For more information, visit

(Image via Middleham & St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish on Facebook)

St. Mary’s College Hosts Annual King Prayer Breakfast

Come together to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at the 14th Annual Southern Maryland Martin Luther King, Jr., Prayer Breakfast. The event will take place Monday, Jan. 15, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the J. Frank Raley Great Room, which is in the Campus Center on the St. Mary’s College of Maryland campus. The address is 18952 E. Fisher Road in St. Mary’s City.

Breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m., and the cost is $10 payable at the door. The program begins at 8 a.m. and is free. It will feature a keynote address by Nandi Crosby-Jordan ’91.

A proud Baltimore native, Nandi Crosby-Jordan joined the faculty of California State University, Chico, in the fall of 1999. She earned a B.A. majoring in psychology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland (1991); an M.A. in Africana Women’s Studies from Clark Atlanta University (1995); and a Ph.D. in sociology from Georgia State University (1999). She is currently the chair of the sociology department and holds a joint appointment in sociology and multicultural & gender studies. Her specific interests are all things related to social inequality: Poverty, gangs, police brutality, feminism, racism and sexism, gender politics, the prison industrial complex, and a host of other social justice issues. In 2016, Dr. Crosby-Jordan earned the Chico State’s prestigious “Outstanding Teacher” award.

At 10 a.m. following the program, the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.©, Nu Zeta Omega Chapter will host a Day of Service, providing services and activities for students of all ages and adults. The Day of Service will be held within Cole Cinema, Campus Center.

The Day of Service includes with a panel discussion titled “The Color of Unity: Boldly Building Bridges Across Communities,” led by community members discussing the state of affairs in areas ranging from education and politics to religion and health. The Day of Service will also include blood pressure screening, a non-perishable food drive for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, a coat drive and backpack giveaway for elementary and middle school students, and voter registration.

The event is sponsored by St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s County Human Relations Commission, St. Mary’s County Public Schools, the College of Southern Maryland, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Nu Zeta Omega Chapter.

For more information, contact [email protected] or call (240) 895-4310.

(Image via St. Mary’s College of Maryland on Facebook)

Calvert Library Hosts Used Book Sale

Get great books at great prices, all while benefitting your local library!

The Friends of the Calvert Library will host its used book sale on Friday, Jan. 12, from noon to 3 p.m.; and on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A preview night for Friends members will take place Thursday, Jan. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. Members can join or renew at the door.

The sale has a great selection of gently used books at great prices. It will take place at the Calvert Library’s Prince Frederick branch, 850 Costley Way in Prince Frederick. For more information, call 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 or visit

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