Photographer and community volunteer Nanine Hartzenbusch is in charge of a project to create large origami peace cranes that will decorate the tables at the 20th annual MLK Prayer Breakfast, a benefit for the McCrorey YMCA held at the Charlotte Convention Center on the upcoming national Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
That's a lot of cranes, so she came up with a creative idea: Host a workshop so those interested can learn a new skill while helping out with an important community event at the same time.
During the two workshops, the plan is to fold 150-200 large origami cranes (12 inches) from paper imprinted with Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.
The workshops are free, but you must RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MLK Prayer Breakfast is at 8 a.m. Jan. 20 in the Crown Ballroom of the Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St.
The keynote speaker is award-winning actor Hill Harper (his photo is below), a graduate of Harvard Law School and an author, whose most recent projects are starring in the TV shows "CSI:NY" and "Covert Affairs," and the movie "Mama I Wanna Sing" with recording artist Ciara. He recently published his fifth book, "Letters To An Incarcerated Brother."
Tickets to the prayer breakfast are $45; proceeds benefit the McCrorey YMCA.
All area teens are invited to the McCrorey YMCA after the Prayer Breakfast for a free MLK Day Teen Summit from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to discuss social justice, higher education, entrepreneurship and civic engagement.
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