Calendar of Events
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission: Leadership Educational Symposium & Awards
On behalf of the entire Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission we would like to welcome you and invite you to join us for our Upcoming Commemoration. In 2021 we will observe our 39th Annual King Week Celebration. Our 2021 theme, A LEGACY OF RIGHTEOUS PURPOSE: SOCIAL JUSTICE AND RACIAL EQUALITY - A MUST REALITY, is attributed to the Dream and the Dreamer who affirmed, “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars".
Since 1982, the MLK Commission has been organizing a special celebration each year for the Knoxville area to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The weeklong celebration focuses on providing education and leadership training for adults and youth and promotes reconciliation through peaceful conflict resolution. Part of the celebration also includes stories of racial struggles with emphasis on non-violence, equality, and love.
We have a sundry of MLK activities to celebrate the national holiday on Monday, January 18, 2021. We invite you to join us for as many events as your schedule will allow:
Wednesday, January 13 (Via Zoom) - INTERFAITH PRAYER SERVICE
Monday, January 18, 2021 (Via Zoom) - COMMUNITY FORUM – OAK RIDGE ENVIRONMENTAL PEACE ALLIANCE
Saturday, March 27, 2021 - TEACHER IN-SERVICE TRAINING
Thursday, April 8, 2021 (TBD) - LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, LEADERSHIP/AWARDS LUNCHEON
April 11, 2021 (TBD) - MEMORIAL SERVICE
Sunday, April 17, 2021 (TBD) -YOUTH SYMPOSIUM
Sunday, April 18, 2021 (TBD) - NIGHT OF THE ARTS TIRBUTE/KSO
June 19, 2021 (TBD) - MLK PARADE & JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION