Today we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a giant of the Civil Rights movement. His legacy, along with the legacies of countless other black activists like the late Rep. John Lewis, remains as important today as ever before. The last 12 months has been an awakening for many in America that we must double down on our efforts toward racial justice and achieving King’s vision of a society in which all people are treated equally.
If you are looking for a safe and moving way to celebrate on Monday, please consider the following two events being hosted by being hosted by Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services and King Boston.
Martin Luther King. Jr. Family Services is a presenting sponsor of a free, virtual online event on Monday, January 18 at 11 a.m. — the Springfield Citywide Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration. The event is free to attend, and you can visit Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services‘ website for more information. The livestream will be available here.
And at 5 p.m. on Monday, January 18, King Boston will premiere “Voices on King” — a moving visual essay. Directed and produced by Noah Christofer of Boston’s Beyond Measure Productions, the film will premiere on The Boston Foundation website and The Museum of Fine Arts website on Monday at 5 p.m. You can also learn more about King Boston at their website.
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, let’s also remember that the fight for human service pay equity and better working conditions is a fight for racial justice. Many of the frontline workers in Massachusetts are people of color, a higher proportion than other comparable workforces in the Commonwealth.
Have a great Martin Luther King Jr. Day and stay safe!Back to All Blog Posts