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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Martin Luther King Day 2020


MLK Events 2020
Here is a list of celebrations and opportunities for service in our area:

Friday, January 17
Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Orange County) 
10:30-11:30 a.m. 
Passmore Center, HIllsborough
The celebration features special guest speaker, Danita Mason-Hogans, who is a native of Chapel Hill and comes from seven generations of “movement people”. She has also been an education activist for over 30 years and is employed with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University where she serves as Program Manager for the Critical Oral Histories program. More info:

Saturday, January 18
Youth-Led Special Event (Town of Carrboro)
1-3 p.m.
Century Center, Carrboro
This youth planned event strives to bring the community together to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Come celebrate Carrboro’s very own day of service with speakers, bands, and performers.

Sunday, January 19 
Emerging Diverse Voices in Orange County
2-3:30 p.m.
Burwell School, Hillsborough
More info: or

The 35th Annual University/Community MLK Memorial Banquet & Awards Ceremony
5-8 p.m.
Friday Center, Chapel Hill
More info and tickets:

Monday, January 20

Rally with speaker Tai Huynh
9 a.m.
Peace and Justice Plaza

March to First Baptist Church-Chapel Hill
Coffee and Conversations
10 a.m.
First Baptist Church-Chapel Hill

Community Interfaith Service
Keynote Speaker: Gene Nichol
11 a.m.
First Baptist Church, 106 N. Roberson St., Chapel Hill
More info:

MLK Day of Service 2020 (North Carolina Central University Office of Community Engagement and Service)
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
1450 S Alston Avenue, Durham
More info:

Dream Big 2020! (Book Harvest Book Drive) 
1-4 p.m.
Rhythms Live Music Hall,
2020 Chapel Hill Road, Durham
More info:

MLK Park Ribbon Cutting (Town of Carrboro)
3 p.m.
1120 Hillsborough Rd, Carrboro
More info:

Wednesday, January 22
The MLK Lecture and Awards Ceremony 
7 p.m.
Memorial Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, author, radio host and Georgetown University sociology professor, will deliver the keynote. Tickets are free and will be available at the Carolina Performing Arts and Memorial Hall ticket office in early Jan.  More info:

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