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38th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Commemoration
Mon January 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:15 pm EST
The Resistance Center for Peace and Justice is excited to host its 38th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration.
The day-long, virtual event will include a walking tour, convocation with speakers, community workshops, and opportunities to get involved in social justice work.
This year’s theme is: Land Justice Here Fosters Justice Everywhere. Attendees will leave with a robust understanding of the connections between Dr. King’s legacy and contemporary struggles for land justice.
The Keynote Speaker is Rhonda Anderson, Western Massachusetts Commissioner on Indian Affairs and Co-Director of the Ohketeau Cultural Center. Other speaking guests include Northampton City Councilor Jamila Gore, a poem by Naima Penniman recorded at Soul Fire Farm, and more!
Virtual African American History Walking Tour
1:30pm – 2:45pm: Workshops
Virtual Room 1 – A Virtual Conversation with MLK and Juanita and Wally Nelson
The Nelson Legacy Project
Students of Color Alliance, JFK Middle School
3:00pm – 4:15pm: Workshops
Virtual Room 1 – Building Movements of Solidarity in a Time of Climate Emergency
Climate Action Now and Springfield Climate Justice Coalition
Massachusetts Poor People’s Campaign
Virtual Room 3 – Indigenous Reparations in Practice
Western Mass Showing Up for Racial Justice
Virtual Room 4