Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The 49th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

Monday, January 18, 2021 
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Due to COVID-19 the 49th MLK  Jr. Day Celebration will be held virtually.

Join the Live Program via Webex

Access code: 132 034 2395

Event password: 2021MLK

Audio conference: To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the event, or call the following number and enter the access code. 

United States Toll: 1-408-418-9388 

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The program will feature performances, remarks by Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton, awards presentations, a keynote speech and a panel discussion with a local historian, community advocates, allies and activists, and a Human Rights commissioner addressing topics of social justice and racial equity and equality.

Those unable to join can view a recording here and on the city’s YouTube channel in the days following the event.

 Still have questions? Contact: 

Housing and Community Development
111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850

Volunteer Opportunities

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Jan. 18, 2021, marks the 26th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the civil rights leader’s life and legacy. Dr. King recognized the power of service. He famously said, "Everyone can be great because everybody can serve." Observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day through service is a way to begin each year with a commitment to making our community a better place. 

This year, the city is sponsoring a week where community members will participate in directed, socially distanced, volunteer activities and simple acts of kindness in the community. 

To learn more, visit the city's volunteer webpage.