Honor Dr. King: Seven Local Opportunities

Seven Opportunities to Honor Dr. King, Learn, and Be Inspired

They start this Saturday, and all but one are virtual. Unless noted otherwise, they take place on Monday, January 17. Advance registration is required for most.
“Lifting Every Voice with Songs of Freedom and Justice” MLK Day at the Library
Saturday January 15, 1­–2:30pm, Virtual

Join Cary Library and the Association of Black Citizens of Lexington for a unique look into the inspiring songs of the Civil Rights Movement. Aniece Kerr, Lexington resident and active participant in the Civil Rights Movement, will share a brief history of each song and its significance, and Candice R. Henry, Nellie R. Henry, Gwendolyn Kerr, and Stephen Kerr will perform them. Register here.

Lexington MLK Day Opening Ceremony at 9–9:45am

The kick-off will feature nationally acclaimed poet, author, educator, and Lexington resident, Regie O’Hare Gibson performing his newest work, “Perspectives on African-American Bostonian History and Education,” student essays, and the SNAP Sing Along chorus. Register here.

Community Dialogue on Race: “The Purpose of Education: Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy with (Racially) Inclusive Curriculum” 10am–noon, on Zoom
An eye-opening presentation followed by breakout rooms offers an opportunity to create tangible and actionable anti-racist steps for today’s public education system. Register here.
Unity Walk at 1pm
Meet at the Minuteman Statue on the Lexington Green at 12:45pm and walk to Cary Memorial Hall at 1pm. Please social distance and practice ongoing Covid guidelines.
Stories from the BU Archives at 1pm, on Zoom

Join an interactive conversation that includes a short presentation introducing Dr. King through materials from the Boston University archives. Lexington teens joining the activity will earn Community Service credit. Register here.

About the Program “Dismantling Racism” 4–5pm on Zoom
Check out the perspectives and processes used in the upcoming seven-week Dismantling Racism course in a sample session. Register here.
Address by Dr. Lynn Perry Wooten at 7:30pm on Arlington Community Media
Arlington’s MLK Day Celebration will feature Dr. Wooten, the ninth president of Simmons College. Watch live at acmi.tv/publive or on the Public Channels: RCN 629, Verizon 31, or Comcast 8.