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The Steering Committee is responsible for all the planning & arrangements that make the Martin Luther King Day Community Celebration, the presentation of the Martin Luther King Award, the Arts & Writing Contest & the presentation of the Lionel Washington Johnson Youth Awards, and the Martin Luther King Speakers Bureau possible.

The Martin Luther King Steering Committee

  • DG Krasner
  • Ellen Belanger
  • Will Thomas
  • Traci Belanger
  • Maxine Mosley
  • Sr. May Cronin
  • Dan Weeks
  • Arnie Alpert

The Martin Luther King Coalition is comprised of organizations that reflect the teachings, beliefs, and principles of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through its Representative/Rep, each of these Member Organizations/Orgs contributes time, money, services, or locations, all of which make possible the Coalition’s presentation of the Annual Martin Luther King Day Community Celebration, the prestigious Martin Luther King Award, and the Lionel Washington Johnson Youth Awards for the winners of the Martin Luther King Arts & Writing Contest.

If your organization is interested in becoming a member of the Martin Luther king Coalition, please E-mail us here.

Clicking on a Member Organization’s hyperlink will bring you to that Organization’s Website (or to a Website containing information about that Organization). Clicking on a Representative’s hyperlink will bring you to the Member Org Representatives Page with a bit of information about his or her involvement with the Coalition, including a link to contact that Representative about the Organization he or she represents.

Member OrganizationRepresentative
American Friends Service Committee-NH
Community Advisory Board of ManchesterTraci Belanger, Member
Global Citizens CircleEleanor Dunfey-Frieburger, Co-Chair, Board of Directors
Granite State Organizing Project
Greater Manchester Black Scholarship FoundationDG Krasner, Board Member
Manchester Education Association-NHBen Dick, President
Manchester NAACP
National Education Association-NHScott McGilvery, President
New Hampshire Citizens Alliance
New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union
New Hampshire Council of ChurchesRev. Jason Wells, Executive Director
New Hampshire Minority Health CoalitionGlinda Allen, Program Coordinator
Southern New Hampshire UniversityLouisa Martin, Director of Office of Diversity Initiatives
New Hampshire Veterans for PeaceWill Thomas, Coordinator
NH Alliance for Immigrants and RefugeesEva Castillo, Coordinator
State Employees Association of NH, SEIU 1984Rich Gulla, President
Saint George Greek Orthodox CathedralJoyce Bourque, Office Manager
Temple Adath YeshurunLinda Rockenmacher, Board Member
Unitarian Universalist Church of ManchesterEllen Belanger, Member