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MLK Advocacy for Justice Virtual Celebration 2021

Event Type
Ceremony/Service
Sponsor
MLK Advocacy for Justice Committee, Inc.
Location
https://go.illinois.edu/mlk2021
Virtual
Date
Jan 17, 2021   3:00 pm  
Speaker
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, President & Senior Lecturer of Repairers of the Breach
Cost
Free and Open to the Public
Contact
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
E-Mail
diversity@illinois.edu
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration 2021

The Annual County-wide Celebration commemorates Dr. King’s legacy by bringing together community members from Champaign County to celebrate the mission, teachings, and legacy of Dr. King.

This year’s keynote speaker, the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, is the President & Senior Lecturer of Repairers of the Breach, Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival; Bishop with The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries; Visiting Professor at Union Theological Seminary; Pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Goldsboro, North Carolina, and the author of four books: We Are Called To Be A Movement; Revive Us Again: Vision and Action in Moral Organizing; The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and The Rise of a New Justice Movement; and Forward Together: A Moral Message For The Nation.

The program will also include the presentation of awards for the James R. Burgess, Jr. Award, Susan Freiburg Humanitarian Award, the Doris Hoskins Prestigious Community Service Award, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Outstanding Achievement Award and recognition of the Advocacy for Social Justice MLK Jr. Scholarship recipients from Champaign and Urbana school districts. This year’s celebration is a joint collaboration with the MLK Countywide Committee.

Sponsored by the MLK Advocacy for Justice Committee, Inc. in partnership with the MLK Countywide committee.

For additional questions or to request disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at diversity@illinois.edu.

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