LAWTON, OK (TNN) - Lift Your Voice was created to help promote Martin Luther King’s message, and show off the diversity around the Lawton Community.
The event featured speeches and performances throughout...The event was also an opportunity to present awards to Lawton community members... and specifically community members and students who dedicate their lives to help Lawton and the surrounding areas. One such resident gave the keynote speech.
"we must blend our sound together to make a joyful noise. That noise must call for every voice. Not one, not yours, not mine. Every voice to be lifted so every individual can be heard. " said Barbara Ellis
After her speech, Ellis was awarded The Lifetime Achievement award.
“I have spent my whole life, or three quarters of it right here teaching and working in Education in Lawton Oklahoma. It is the only district I know and it is the community that I love.” said Barbara Ellis
Following performances by Lawton Public School’s Children’s choir... Lawton High’s drumline and Eisenhower’s Choir, guests headed into the cafeteria to view the award winning artwork of Lawton students. Many residents attended this
event, and left with one ideal on their mind... Every Voice Matters.