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38th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Commemoration

Mon January 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:15 pm EST

MLK Day 2022 - The Resistance Center

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 


12:00pm – 1:15pm: Convocation

Convocation (fully virtual)


1:30pm – 2:45pm: Workshops

The Nelson Legacy Project

Indivisible Pittsfield

Virtual Room 3 (*Kid-Friendly!*) – Dreamland with Aaliyah: Social Justice & Stories 

Dreamland with Aaliyah

Virtual Room 4 – What Does it Look Like to Interrupt, Then and Now? 

Students of Color Alliance, JFK Middle School 



3:00pm – 4:15pm: Workshops

Climate Action Now and Springfield Climate Justice Coalition

Massachusetts Poor People’s Campaign

Western Mass Showing Up for Racial Justice

Virtual Room 4

Restorative Community Building for Justice 

Racial Equity and Learning (REAL) in the Northampton Public Schools


Mon January 17
12:00 pm - 4:15 pm EST
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Resistance Center for Peace and Justice
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