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2015 Reliant Energy Beat The Heat
2015 Juneteenth Festival

Reliant Energy kicks off Summer ‘Beat the Heat’ Program

Press Conference scheduled for May 27, 2015

Reliant Energy continues its dedication to the well-being of its customers and local communities by offering several summer assistance programs, including Reliant Beat the Heat Centers in public locations throughout Houston, Dallas and Corpus Christi. Since 2005, Reliant has contributed more than $8 million through its CARE energy assistance program to help Texans manage summer electricity costs.

Reliant Energy will sponsor a cooling center at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center and at the West Dallas Multipurpose Center starting June 1, 2015. Participants will be allowed to “beat the heat” in an air-conditioned building during business and high-heat hours through September. In addition to an air-conditioned space, the Center will offer bottled water, snacks, games, and activities. The program will take place Monday through Friday, from 9:00AM to 4:00PM.

A press conference will be held on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 10:30AM to 12:00PM at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center to kick off the Beat the Heat program.

This event is free and open to the public. All media outlets are invited.

For more information, please contact 214-670-8418.

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Dallas Civil Rights Museum at the MLK Center

The Dallas Civil Rights Museum at the MLK Center houses a collection of speeches, books, spoken word, art, and artifacts relevant to the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This is an effort to inspire people to discover and reconnect with the power of the Civil Rights Movement in America.

The new "Pathway to Freedom Exhibit" will run from January 15 - March 5, 2015. This is a traveling exhibit created by the International NET XChange Group to display a collection of artifacts related to the Trail of Tears, the Underground Railroad, and the Civil Rights Movement.

The Dallas Civil Rights museum is open Monday – Friday, from 10:00am to 3:00pm and on Saturdays by appointment only. For guided tours outside of business hours, please call (214) 670-8418.


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― Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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