AUSTIN, TEXAS: The pandemic is not stopping Central Texas from honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and celebrating his life’s contributions.
Some events planned on Jan. 18 by community groups and city staffers as follows:
MLK, Jr. Day of Service
The United Way for Greater Austin is gathering up volunteers for three significant activities on Jan. 18, including:
- With Dr. Kazique Prince zoom discussion at 10 a.m. for a community reflection and to share tips on how to advocate for change
- Self-paced, a socially distant tour of historical landmarks celebrating Black culture in east Austin
- Volunteers are invited to watch Dr. King’s famed “I Have a Dream” speech, participate in a discussion about his life and legacy, and take a virtual tour of his childhood home in Atlanta
MLK, Jr. Live stream and In-Car Rally
The Austin Area Heritage Council is facilitating a live stream of their in-car rally happening at 10:30 a.m. on Facebook and YouTube.
MLK, Jr. Day Truth and Racial Healing Circles
Austin Health Commons is facilitating a progression of virtual occasions to urge members to share their life experiences and facilitate understanding between communities. The occasions are made conceivable through a partnership with the YMCA and Austin Community College.
ACC MLK, Jr. Remembrance
Austin Community College is facilitating an event for students, staff, and the community to remember Dr. King’s contributions through discussions, short reflective readings, and excerpts of some of Dr. King’s speeches and a question and answer period.
City of Taylor Virtual March and Remembrance
A special video commemoration by the Greater Taylor Area Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Celebration Committee will broadcast at 9 a.m. on the city’s Facebook and YouTube pages.
Bastrop County Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission Celebration
The City of Smithville is facilitating the annual celebration and urging the community to participate in their online walk.
Dunbar MLK Virtual Celebration
The Dunbar Heritage Association is hosting a virtual celebration with guest speakers, music, and reflection.