Celebration Events

The Austin Area Heritage Council’s MLK Celebration is comprised of several events.  The Oratory Competition, MLK Scholarship Awards, and Day of Service lead up to the March and Festival on Monday, January 18th.  We would love for you to join us at as many events as possible!

MLK Oratory Competition

Thursday, Jan 12th @ 6 pm – St. James Episcopal Church, 1941 Webberville Rd, 78721

Come out and listen to 4th, 5th & 6th grade students answer the question: “As we continue with the legacy of Dr. King and if he were alive today, what would you personally discuss with him to demonstrate to the people of the world that change begins with self and with the possibilities of positive change, these differences that make us uniquely gifted and strong, can display greatness?”

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MLK Youth Legacy Scholarship Reception

Saturday, January 14 @ 3pm at ACC Eastview Campus, Building 8000, Multipurpose Room

The MLK Youth Scholarship Awards were created to recognize youth in the Austin community for their outstanding commitment and achievement, as well as inspire the next generation. Nominations accepted through December 2nd.

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MLK Day of Service

Saturday, Jan 16th @ 9 am

Join in with United Way’s Hands on Central Texas and assist with the general volunteer clean-up of MLK Blvd.

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MLK March and Rally

Monday, Jan 16th @ 9 am at the MLK Statue on UT Campus (23rd street & Speedway)

The Annual Community March celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy while uplifting diversity and multi-culturalism in our city. The MLK Community March kicks off at 9 a.m.with a short program at the MLK Statue on the University of Texas campus.

We will then march on to the historic Huston-Tillotson University, where exciting activities are planned. All businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals are invited to march and celebrate Dr. King’s legacy.

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MLK Community Celebration & Music Festival

Monday, Jan 16th @ 11 am at Huston-Tillotson University

The MLK Community Festival kicks off as soon the march arrives on location and will last until 3 p.m.; it will include all types of vendors, food trucks, and local musical artists to make this year’s celebration the best ever!

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