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Join us and others in Orange County as we celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with these community-wide events in honor of Dr. King’s legacy.
Friday, January 17
Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Orange County)
The celebration features special guest speaker, Danita Mason-Hogans, who is a native of Chapel Hill and comes from seven generations of “movement people”. She has also been an education activist for over 30 years and is employed with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University where she serves as Program Manager for the Critical Oral Histories program.
More info: http://bit.ly/2Qiw4k3
Saturday, January 18
Youth-Led Special Event (Town of Carrboro)
Century Center, Carrboro
This youth planned event strives to bring the community together to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Come celebrate Carrboro’s very own day of service with speakers, bands, and performers.
Sunday, January 19
The 35th Annual University/Community MLK Memorial Banquet & Awards Ceremony
More info and tickets: https://unc.live/2QjkMfj
Monday, January 20=
Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP Events
Rally with speaker Tai Huynh
Peace and Justice Plaza
March to First Baptist Church-Chapel Hill
Coffee and Conversations
First Baptist Church-Chapel Hill
Community Interfaith Service
Keynote Speaker: Gene Nichol
First Baptist Church, 106 N. Roberson St., Chapel Hill
More info: http://bit.ly/2FvWIzW
MLK Park Ribbon Cutting (Town of Carrboro)
1120 Hillsborough Rd, Carrboro
More info: http://bit.ly/2ZL48bD
Wednesday, January 22
The MLK Lecture and Awards Ceremony
Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, author, radio host and Georgetown University sociology professor, will deliver the keynote. Tickets are free and will be available at the Carolina Performing Arts and Memorial Hall ticket office in early Jan.
More info: https://diversity.unc.edu/programs/mlk/