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.
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
Thursday, January 14, 2021 @ 6:30pm Facebook and YouTube Live
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 via Zoom + Facebook Live
The MLK Youth Scholarship Awards will be presented at the MLK Youth Scholarship Awards Virtual Program scheduled for 3pm-5pm, Saturday, January 16th.
MLK LiveStream and In-Car Rally
Monday, January 18th @ 10:30am — streamed via Facebook and Youtube Live
Although our traditional March and Festival are cancelled, the pandemic will not stop us from honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King’s and recommitting ourselves to advance the cause he died pursuing: social justice and racial reconciliation.
Join us for a short program livestreamed to Facebook and YouTube.
In compliance with local 5 COVID-19 Restrictions, our In-car Rally will be limited to 50-60 vehicles. Everyone MUST stay in their cars, and there will be no restrooms available. The program is expected to last about 30 minutes. Advance registration required.
Other Community Sponsored Events
Martin Luther King, Jr. Truth and Racial Healing Circles
presented by Austin Health Commons, ACC and the YMCA
The Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Circle works to “bring about transformational and sustainable change, and to address the historic and contemporary effects of racism.” Join us in healing our communities by dismantling the false hierarchy of human value.
- Monday, January 18th – 2:30 pm – 5:15 pm via Zoom
- Monday, January 18th – 3:00 pm – 5:45 pm via Zoom
- Tuesday, January 19th – 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm via Zoom
Register at https://ahcandkarisha.eventbrite.com/