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Cleveland Clinic MLK Day of Celebration

Cleveland Clinic MLK Day of Celebration
Interfaith Community Service
Cleveland Convention Center
January 16, 2015

The annual Cleveland Clinic MLK Day of Celebration took place at the Cleveland Convention Center on January 16, 2015. It began with an Interfaith Community Service.

Interfaith Service speakers


The Reverend Brian A. Shields welcomed the crowd to the Interfaith Service. Reverend Shields is a Chaplain of Spiritual Care at the Cleveland Clinic. He was followed by Reverend Dr. Ikwo Umosen, Chaplain, Spiritual Care, who gave the invocation.

Reverend Dr. Ikwo Umosen

Reverend Dr. Ikwo Umosen



The Reverend Dr. A. Charles Bowie, Pastor of East Mt Zion Baptist Church in Cleveland, led the song Lift Every Voice and Sing.

Reverend Dr. A. Charles Bowie

Reverend Dr. A. Charles Bowie



Cantor Diane Yomtov, Chaplain Resident, Spiritual Care at the Cleveland Clinic, sang the song Standing on Holy Ground.

Cantor Diane Yomtov

Cantor Diane Yomtov



The East View United Church of Christ Choir sang the song We Press On.

East View United Church of Christ Choir

East View United Church of Christ Choir

The Reverend Pam Garrud, Chaplain, Spiritual Care at the Cleveland Clinic, introduced the Reverend Dr. Valentino Lassiter, Pastor of East View United Church of Christ who gave a Reflection Message at the 2015 Cleveland Clinic MLK Day of Celebration.

Reverend Pam Garrud

Reverend Pam Garrud

Reverend Dr. Valentino Lassiter

Reverend Dr. Valentino Lassiter



The Interfaith Service concluded with a group sing along of We Shall Overcome led by the Reverend Dr. A. Charles Bowie, Pastor of East Mt Zion Baptist Church in Cleveland.

linked arms in group singalong of We Shall Overcome

linked arms in group singalong of We Shall Overcome



linked arms in group singalong of We Shall Overcome

linked arms in group singalong of We Shall Overcome


The program then continued with Cleveland Clinic President and CEO Delos 'Toby' Cosgrove, MD, the Honorable Louis Stokes and Ursula M. Burns, Chairman and CEO of Xerox Corporation.

The 2015 Cleveland Clinic MLK Day of Celebration Program - Page 2


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