The current pandemic we are currently facing in the US is causing us to look differently at how we interact with family and friends and our communities. To that end, we are taking a more creative approach to honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy in 2021. The 2021 MLK Community Festival has been cancelled. The traditional March has also been cancelled and we are considering creative approaches to honoring the day in a way that aligns with City of Austin Guidelines and pay tribute to the legacy of a truly amazing man!
Our other activities such as the Oratory contest and Youth Legacy Awards will proceed. Check back for details.
Heritage Council Sponsored Events
MLK Oratory Competition
Date and Time TBA
Come out and listen to 4th, 5th & 6th grade students compete in a five-minute speech based on the theme, “As we continue with the legacy of Dr. King and if he were alive today, what dream would you personally discuss with him to promote and deliver to the people of the world in hopes of creating a better place for everyone to live in?” These inspiring young speakers will compete by delivering personally written speeches commemorating Dr. King’s ideals and principals by continuing to encourage his legacy of peace and unity.
MLK Youth Legacy Scholarship Reception
Saturday, January 16th @ 3pm – 5pm Virtual Program
The MLK Youth Scholarship Awards will be presented at the MLK Youth Scholarship Awards Virtual Program scheduled for 3pm-5pm, Saturday, January 16th.
MLK Day of Service
Saturday, Jan 18th – 9am at United Way for Greater Austin (2000 E MLK Jr Blvd, Austin TX 78702)
Join in with United Way’s Hands on Central Texas and assist with the general volunteer clean-up of MLK Blvd.
MLK March, Festival, and Food Drive
Monday, Jan 18th — COVID-19 Friendly Celebration Plans are Forthcoming
The current pandemic we are currently facing in the US is causing us to look differently at how we interact with family and friends and our communities. To that end, we are taking a more creative approach to honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy in 2021. The 2021 MLK Community Festival has been cancelled, but we do expect to be back in full force in 2022 and hope that you will join us once at that time.