Under the theme, "Read, Lead, Succeed!", the event begins with a 9 a.m. walk from Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 28000 New Market Rd., to the library (about a third of a mile). The Dunckel Middle School choir performs at 10:45 a.m., followed by Collier's presentation on I, Too, Am America, a poem by Langston Hughes.
Afternoon speakers include poet Ber-Henda Williams and Rev. Robert Jones, Sr., and the Harrison High dance troupe will perform. Throughout the event, donations of nonperishable food items will be collected for local nonprofits, and everyone has the opportunity to make Valentines that will be distributed to local seniors.
The event is sponsored by the Farmington-Farmington Hills Multicultural Multiracial Community Council.