Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that!"

-Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Strength to Love, 1963).


Our inaugural commemorative celebration in honor of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was held on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at the Wojcik Conference Center from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Our keynote speaker was Ms. JoAnne Bland. Ms. Bland was one of the youngest civil rights activists during Dr. King’s era. Ms. Bland shared some of the firsthand encounters and experiences she endured during the civil rights movement. Our program also highlighted strategies and ways to heed Dr. King’s call to activism, equity, inclusion, and social justice. 

This event was open to all. Click here to view the 2023 commemorative celebration!

Dr. King was a trailblazer and beacon of hope for many, and we must continue his legacy through community activism and a collective commitment to social justice! 

Joann Bland stands next to President Obama smiling

          (President Barack Obama and Ms. JoAnne Bland)

Last Updated: 9/1/23