Events and Actions in Orange County
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Creating the Beloved Community: A Virtual Celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 18, 2021 –
A Virtual Celebration of the Life, Legacy, and Leadership of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Featuring Keynote Speaker Rev. James M. Lawson, recognized as America's “architect of the nonviolence movement." An activist, theorist and professor, Rev. Lawson trained and mentored leaders behind the Freedom Rides, Freedom Summer, the March on Washington, the Voting Rights Movement, the Memphis Sanitation Strike, and many other transformative actions.
Hosted and emceed by Shelley Henderson, JD, MLS, President of the National Women’s Leadership Council.
Uplifting The King Center’s 2021 King Holiday Observance Theme, “The Urgency of Creating the Beloved Community.”
Of this year’s theme, The King Center reminds us that “Mrs. King described the ‘Beloved Community’ as a society where ‘caring and compassion drive political policies that support the worldwide elimination of poverty and hunger and all forms of bigotry and violence. At its core, the ‘Beloved Community’ is an engine of reconciliation.’”
For questions, please contact: Shelley Henderson, email@example.com