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.
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.