1/17/22 - Today Marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Today is a federal holiday and many plan to hold MLK Day events

(WOODTV8) - A number of local events have been scheduled for today as he honor Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesman and leader in the American civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968

 

VIRTUAL

  • GVSU | Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Week | Jan. 16 through Jan. 22 | Details
  • Urban League of West Michigan | 22nd Annual MLK Corporate Breakfast | Jan. 17 at 9 a.m. | Details
  • Holland Public Schools, city of Holland | MLK Day Community Celebration | Jan. 17 at 12 p.m. | Details
  • GVSU, GRCC and Davenport | 36th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration | Jan. 17 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Details
  • WMU Cooley Law School | Voter suppression and voter protections panel discussion | Jan. 18 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. | Details

BATTLE CREEK

  • Southwestern Michigan Urban League | MLK Celebration 2022: “We, Us, Our: 55 Shades of Black” | Jan. 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Details

GRAND RAPIDS

  • We Are LIT, Grand Rapids African American Museum | Considering Spirituality as Praxis for Democracy | Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. | Details
  • Grand Rapids African American Health Institute | COVID-19 vaccine clinic | Jan. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Details
  • The Candied Yam | Free meal in honor of Dr. King’s legacy | Jan. 17 from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. | Details
  • World of Winter | Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Black History Walking Tour | Jan. 17 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. | Details
  • NAACP Grand Rapids | MLK Day free screening of “Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union” | Jan. 17 and Jan. 18 | Details

HOLLAND

  • Holland Museum | MLK Day Celebration | Jan. 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Details
  • Holland Public Schools, city of Holland | MLK Day Community Celebration | Jan. 17 at 12 p.m. | Details

KALAMAZOO

  • Kalamazoo College Festival Playhouse | “The Conviction of Lady Lorraine” | Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m. | Details
  • City of Kalamazoo | Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 2022, Laying of the Wreath Ceremony | Jan. 17 | Details
  • WMU | MLK Teach In | Jan. 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Details
  • City of Kalamazoo | Social Justice Youth Awards | Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. | Details

MUSKEGON

  • Muskegon Art Museum | MLK Day free community day | Jan. 17 | Details
  • Muskegon Community College | MLK Unity Breakfast | Rescheduled for June 10 | Details

 

 

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