Celebrate the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with Community

Published on January 14, 2022

Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Honor and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with these Palo Alto events – both in-person and virtual options are available.

MLK Jr. Day of Service and Celebration / Mitzvah Day 2022

Hosted by Youth Community Services, Palo Alto Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, the City of Palo Alto, and many others

Date: Monday, Jan. 17, 2022

Bring your friends and family to work together on various fun and meaningful projects to bring to life Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s inspirational legacy of community service, justice and equality for all. The community is invited for a post-service online celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. where there will be speakers, performances, and organizations with information and additional service activities. Learn more about the Day of Service and Celebration / Mitzvah Day 2022.


The Annual Community and Interfaith Celebration Commemorating the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hosted by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Community and Interfaith Celebration Committee, Peninsula Bay Chapter of the Links, Incorporated, First United Methodist Church, Jerusalem Baptist Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints, and University AME Zion Church

Date: Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022 at 2:45 p.m.

Speaking at this event, LaNiece Jones, Executive Director of BWOPA (Black Women Organized for Political Action) will talk towards the theme for this event, which is “Using Our Voices to Transform America and Eliminate Injustice.”


The World House Film Festival in Celebration of the 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday

Hosted by The World House Project at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law within Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Date: Friday, Jan. 14 – Monday, Jan. 17, 2022

This free, virtual event will feature over 30 documentaries, musical performances, interviews and panel discussions that speak to Dr. King's still unanswered question: Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?

The webinar will consist of daily Zoom meetings with the World House Project director Dr. Clayborne Carson who will speak with guests and webinar registrants on a range of topics, from the history of the civil rights movement to the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the African American freedom struggles. The films and performances cover a variety of themes, from the history of the civil rights and anti-apartheid movements to James Baldwin and Martin Luther King's global visions.

Special consideration: Camera As Witness and UNAFF present the series “Moving Forward” as part of the film festival.


Camera as Witness and UNAFF Present the "Moving Forward" Film Series and Zoom Discussion

Hosted by Camera as Witness and UNAFF

Date: Monday, Jan. 17, 1-2 p.m.

Join the conversation with Professor of History Clayborne Carson - founder of the MLK Jr. Institute, filmmakers Abby Ginzberg, Julian Sher, Nefise Özkal Lorentzen, Mirella Martinelli and film subject Seyran Ates moderated by Jasmina Bojic - Camera As Witness Program Director and Founder of the international documentary film festival UNAFF. To join this Zoom discussion, email rsvp_caw@unaff.org. Plus, you will get a free link and password to see the films in advance of the conversation.

This film series is a part of the World House Film Festival, with 4 films being featured:

Learn more about these special screenings.

Email UNAFF for the Zoom Link

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