Rediscovering Lost Values

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, along with the Dallas Civil Rights Museum, will host a panel discussion entitled “Rediscovering Lost Values” on Thursday, February 28, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the MLK, Jr. Community Center (2922 MLK Boulevard, Bldg. A). This year’s theme was taken from a speech Dr. King delivered in Detroit in 1954.

Panelists include Matt Houston, President of the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce; Rev. L. Robin Murray, Assistant Minister of Children’s Ministry at Joy Tabernacle AME Church; and Dale Long, member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Big Brothers Big Sisters National Partnership Chairman. The moderator is Norma Adams Wade, Journalist from the Dallas Morning News. There will also be a special presentation by Millicent Rone, President of the American Airlines African American Diversity Network.

“We hope attendees will be inspired by our presenters to continue to move Dr. King’s dream forward through action, on a sustained basis,” says Emma Rodgers, curator of the Dallas Civil Rights Museum.

The Dallas Civil Rights Museum will also be open for tours and information. This event is free and open to the public.

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration is a long-standing tradition of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, with a series of events honoring King’s life and legacy. For the first time in the City’s history, there will be more than a week-long commemoration, which will begin on January 9, 2019, and will run through January 22, 2019.

This year’s theme is “Reconciliation: Moving the Dream Forward” and all events will touch on various issues Dr. King championed during his lifelong career of activism.

Below is a schedule of events planned for the 2019 MLK Celebration Week. For details, visit www.dallasmlkcenter.com/mlk-celebration-week.

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Free Math Tutoring 10:00 am
Free Math Tutoring @ MLK Library
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
FREE Math Tutoring Saturdays, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Classroom 1 & 2 Free tutoring presented by Intellichoice for children and teens grades kindergarten through 12th grade. Supplies are provided. The excellent Kumon Method with a … Continue reading Free Math Tutoring
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Showers of Blessings Food Pantry 9:30 am
Showers of Blessings Food Pantry
Feb 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Showers of Blessings Food Pantry
Free English Classes at MLK Library 3:30 pm
Free Legal Aid 4:00 pm
Free Legal Aid
Feb 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free Legal Aid
Diabetes Boot Camp 12:30 pm
Diabetes Boot Camp @ Foremost Family Health Center
Feb 5 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Diabetes Boot Camp @ Foremost Family Health Center
Workforce Assistance with Angelica Villareal 12:30 pm
Workforce Assistance with Angelica Villareal @ MLK, Jr. Library
Feb 5 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Workforce Assistance with Angelica Villareal @ MLK, Jr. Library
Every Tuesday, 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas will provide one-on-one job seeking assistance weekly. Services include resume writing, job coaching, job matching and interview training.
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The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance) 11:30 am
The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance) @ MLK, Jr. Library
Feb 6 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance) @ MLK, Jr. Library
The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance) Every Wednesday, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm Check out the C.A.R.D. Board Project’s community outreach program the Mobile Digital Connection.  This program is designed to provide a safe space … Continue reading The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance)
South Dallas Fair Park Opportunity (Trust) Fund Information Sessions 6:00 pm
South Dallas Fair Park Opportunity (Trust) Fund Information Sessions @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
South Dallas Fair Park Opportunity (Trust) Fund Information Sessions February 6, 11, 19, 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm Auditorium These meetings will be information sessions to inform the public about the new grant applications process.
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Showers of Blessings Food Pantry 9:30 am
Showers of Blessings Food Pantry
Feb 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Showers of Blessings Food Pantry
AARP Tax Assistance at the MLK Library 11:00 am
AARP Tax Assistance at the MLK Library @ MLK, Jr. Library
Feb 7 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
AARP Tax Assistance at MLK Library Thursdays, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Classroom 1 & 2 Free tax assistance every Thursday starting February 7 through April 11. First come first serve basis.
MLK Toastmasters Club 6:30 pm
MLK Toastmasters Club
Feb 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
MLK Toastmasters Club
One-on-One Computer Basics 4:30 pm
One-on-One Computer Basics @ MLK, Jr. Library
Feb 7 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
One-on-One Computer Basics @ MLK, Jr. Library
One-on-One Computer Basics Every Thursday by appointment, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm    BY APPOINTMENT ONLY – Schedule a one-on-one computer training session. Learn the basics of how to use a computer. Contact the library today … Continue reading One-on-One Computer Basics
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Free Math Tutoring 10:00 am
Free Math Tutoring @ MLK Library
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
FREE Math Tutoring Saturdays, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Classroom 1 & 2 Free tutoring presented by Intellichoice for children and teens grades kindergarten through 12th grade. Supplies are provided. The excellent Kumon Method with a … Continue reading Free Math Tutoring
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Free Computer Classes 11:30 am
Free Computer Classes
Feb 11 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Free Computer Classes
Free English Classes at MLK Library 3:30 pm
Computer Basic for Adults 11:30 am
Computer Basic for Adults @ MLK Library
Feb 11 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Computer Basics for Adults Monday, February 11 and 25, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Classroom 1 & 2 Join us every second and fourth Monday of the month as we introduce and review basic skills … Continue reading Computer Basic for Adults
South Dallas Fair Park Opportunity (Trust) Fund Information Sessions 6:00 pm
South Dallas Fair Park Opportunity (Trust) Fund Information Sessions @ MLK Library
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
South Dallas Fair Park Opportunity (Trust) Fund Information Sessions February 6, 11, 19, 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm Auditorium These meetings will be information sessions to inform the public about the new grant applications process.
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Showers of Blessings Food Pantry 9:30 am
Showers of Blessings Food Pantry
Feb 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Showers of Blessings Food Pantry
Free English Classes at MLK Library 3:30 pm
Free Legal Aid 4:00 pm
Free Legal Aid
Feb 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free Legal Aid
Diabetes Boot Camp 12:30 pm
Diabetes Boot Camp @ Foremost Family Health Center
Feb 12 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Diabetes Boot Camp @ Foremost Family Health Center
Workforce Assistance with Angelica Villareal 12:30 pm
Workforce Assistance with Angelica Villareal @ MLK, Jr. Library
Feb 12 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Workforce Assistance with Angelica Villareal @ MLK, Jr. Library
Every Tuesday, 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas will provide one-on-one job seeking assistance weekly. Services include resume writing, job coaching, job matching and interview training.
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Valentine’s Day for MLK Seniors 10:00 am
Valentine’s Day for MLK Seniors @ MLK Recreation Center
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
 
The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance) 11:30 am
The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance) @ MLK, Jr. Library
Feb 13 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance) @ MLK, Jr. Library
The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance) Every Wednesday, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm Check out the C.A.R.D. Board Project’s community outreach program the Mobile Digital Connection.  This program is designed to provide a safe space … Continue reading The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance)
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Showers of Blessings Food Pantry 9:30 am
Showers of Blessings Food Pantry
Feb 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Showers of Blessings Food Pantry
AARP Tax Assistance at the MLK Library 11:00 am
AARP Tax Assistance at the MLK Library @ MLK, Jr. Library
Feb 14 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
AARP Tax Assistance at MLK Library Thursdays, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Classroom 1 & 2 Free tax assistance every Thursday starting February 7 through April 11. First come first serve basis.
One-on-One Computer Basics 4:30 pm
One-on-One Computer Basics @ MLK, Jr. Library
Feb 14 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
One-on-One Computer Basics @ MLK, Jr. Library
One-on-One Computer Basics Every Thursday by appointment, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm    BY APPOINTMENT ONLY – Schedule a one-on-one computer training session. Learn the basics of how to use a computer. Contact the library today … Continue reading One-on-One Computer Basics
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Atmos Energy Assistance 8:00 am
Atmos Energy Assistance @ West Dallas Multipurpose Center
Feb 16 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Atmos Energy Assistance @ West Dallas Multipurpose Center
 
Free Math Tutoring 10:00 am
Free Math Tutoring @ MLK Library
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
FREE Math Tutoring Saturdays, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Classroom 1 & 2 Free tutoring presented by Intellichoice for children and teens grades kindergarten through 12th grade. Supplies are provided. The excellent Kumon Method with a … Continue reading Free Math Tutoring
The Case Against the Texas Death Penalty 2:00 pm
The Case Against the Texas Death Penalty @ MLK Library
Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Case Against the Texas Death Penalty Saturday, February 16, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Auditorium A coalition of Dallas area human rights organizations representing Dallas’ religious, academic, and human rights communities will have a … Continue reading The Case Against the Texas Death Penalty
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President’s Day
President’s Day
Feb 18 all-day
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center will be closed for business.
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Showers of Blessings Food Pantry 9:30 am
Showers of Blessings Food Pantry
Feb 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Showers of Blessings Food Pantry
Free English Classes at MLK Library 3:30 pm
Get Up and Move 12:00 pm
Get Up and Move @ Foremost Family Health Center
Feb 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Get Up and Move @ Foremost Family Health Center
Workforce Assistance with Angelica Villareal 12:30 pm
Workforce Assistance with Angelica Villareal @ MLK, Jr. Library
Feb 19 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Workforce Assistance with Angelica Villareal @ MLK, Jr. Library
Every Tuesday, 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas will provide one-on-one job seeking assistance weekly. Services include resume writing, job coaching, job matching and interview training.
South Dallas Fair Park Opportunity (Trust) Fund Information Sessions 6:00 pm
South Dallas Fair Park Opportunity (Trust) Fund Information Sessions @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
South Dallas Fair Park Opportunity (Trust) Fund Information Sessions February 6, 11, 19, 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm Auditorium These meetings will be information sessions to inform the public about the new grant applications process.
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The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance) 11:30 am
The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance) @ MLK, Jr. Library
Feb 20 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance) @ MLK, Jr. Library
The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance) Every Wednesday, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm Check out the C.A.R.D. Board Project’s community outreach program the Mobile Digital Connection.  This program is designed to provide a safe space … Continue reading The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance)
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Showers of Blessings Food Pantry 9:30 am
Showers of Blessings Food Pantry
Feb 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Showers of Blessings Food Pantry
AARP Tax Assistance at the MLK Library 11:00 am
AARP Tax Assistance at the MLK Library @ MLK, Jr. Library
Feb 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
AARP Tax Assistance at MLK Library Thursdays, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Classroom 1 & 2 Free tax assistance every Thursday starting February 7 through April 11. First come first serve basis.
MLK Toastmasters Club 6:30 pm
MLK Toastmasters Club
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
MLK Toastmasters Club
One-on-One Computer Basics 4:30 pm
One-on-One Computer Basics @ MLK, Jr. Library
Feb 21 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
One-on-One Computer Basics @ MLK, Jr. Library
One-on-One Computer Basics Every Thursday by appointment, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm    BY APPOINTMENT ONLY – Schedule a one-on-one computer training session. Learn the basics of how to use a computer. Contact the library today … Continue reading One-on-One Computer Basics
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Carter’s House Open House 10:00 am
Carter’s House Open House @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Carter's House Open House @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Free Math Tutoring 10:00 am
Free Math Tutoring @ MLK Library
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
FREE Math Tutoring Saturdays, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Classroom 1 & 2 Free tutoring presented by Intellichoice for children and teens grades kindergarten through 12th grade. Supplies are provided. The excellent Kumon Method with a … Continue reading Free Math Tutoring
The Exchange 12:00 pm
The Exchange @ MLK Recreation Center
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Exchange @ MLK Recreation Center
Belle Noir Literary Group 1:00 pm
Belle Noir Literary Group @ MLK Library
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Belle Noir Literary Group @ MLK Library
Belle Noir Literary Group Saturday, February 23, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Auditorium Literary book group for adults! Quarterly literary book review of Becoming by Former First Lady Michelle Obama. 
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Free Computer Classes 11:30 am
Free Computer Classes
Feb 25 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Free Computer Classes
Free English Classes at MLK Library 3:30 pm
Computer Basic for Adults 11:30 am
Computer Basic for Adults @ MLK Library
Feb 25 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Computer Basics for Adults Monday, February 11 and 25, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Classroom 1 & 2 Join us every second and fourth Monday of the month as we introduce and review basic skills … Continue reading Computer Basic for Adults
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Showers of Blessings Food Pantry 9:30 am
Showers of Blessings Food Pantry
Feb 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Showers of Blessings Food Pantry
Free English Classes at MLK Library 3:30 pm
Free Legal Aid 4:00 pm
Free Legal Aid
Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free Legal Aid
Diabetes Boot Camp 12:30 pm
Diabetes Boot Camp @ Foremost Family Health Center
Feb 26 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Diabetes Boot Camp @ Foremost Family Health Center
Workforce Assistance with Angelica Villareal 12:30 pm
Workforce Assistance with Angelica Villareal @ MLK, Jr. Library
Feb 26 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Workforce Assistance with Angelica Villareal @ MLK, Jr. Library
Every Tuesday, 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas will provide one-on-one job seeking assistance weekly. Services include resume writing, job coaching, job matching and interview training.
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The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance) 11:30 am
The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance) @ MLK, Jr. Library
Feb 27 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance) @ MLK, Jr. Library
The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance) Every Wednesday, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm Check out the C.A.R.D. Board Project’s community outreach program the Mobile Digital Connection.  This program is designed to provide a safe space … Continue reading The C.A.R.D. Board Project Presents: Digital Education (Job Assistance)
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Showers of Blessings Food Pantry 9:30 am
Showers of Blessings Food Pantry
Feb 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Showers of Blessings Food Pantry
AARP Tax Assistance at the MLK Library 11:00 am
AARP Tax Assistance at the MLK Library @ MLK, Jr. Library
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
AARP Tax Assistance at MLK Library Thursdays, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Classroom 1 & 2 Free tax assistance every Thursday starting February 7 through April 11. First come first serve basis.
One-on-One Computer Basics 4:30 pm
One-on-One Computer Basics @ MLK, Jr. Library
Feb 28 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
One-on-One Computer Basics @ MLK, Jr. Library
One-on-One Computer Basics Every Thursday by appointment, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm    BY APPOINTMENT ONLY – Schedule a one-on-one computer training session. Learn the basics of how to use a computer. Contact the library today … Continue reading One-on-One Computer Basics

Register for the 2019 MLK Parade

Registration is now open for the 2019 MLK Parade!

The March/Parade will be held on Monday, January 21, 2019, starting from Holmes Street and MLK Jr. Blvd., promptly at 10:00 AM.

The parade entry fee is $90 which can be paid via Money Order or Cashier’s Check, made payable to Communities Foundation of Texas. Refunds will not be available.

Applications are available in the MLK Administration office or online at www.dallasmlkcenter.com/2019-mlk-parade. Applications can be emailed to info@dallasmlkcenter.com, faxed to the MLK Administration office at 214-670-8501, or mailed to 2922 MLK Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75215.

For questions, please contact a staff member at 214-670-8418.

Thanksgiving in the Neighborhood

You are cordially invited to attend our 2nd Annual Thanksgiving in the Neighborhood!

Come and have dinner with us in the true spirit of Thanksgiving. Join us on Saturday, November 17,  from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, for a complete turkey dinner with all of the trimmings. No RSVP is required.

This event is a collaboration between the MLK, Jr. Community Center, The Giving Tree Ministries, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. For more information, contact 214-670-8442.

Thanksgiving in the Neighborhood

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

Each year we observe National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans. 

On Thursday, October 11, join the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, the West Dallas Multipurpose Center, and HACER for a discussion with Consul Guido Arochi, Mexican Consul for Cultural Affairs. This is a free event that will take place at the MLK, Jr. Community Center (2922 MLK Boulevard) at 11:30 A.M.

Light refreshments will be served. All media outlets are invited to attend.

For more information, visit https://dallasmlkcenter.com/event/hispanic-heritage-celebration

MLK Back to School Festival

The MLK Back to School Festival is a “one-stop shop” for parents and students preparing for the new school year. Families can take advantage of free school supplies, backpacks, uniforms, haircuts, and hairstyles. Medical screenings and immunizations will be available through the Foremost Family Health Center. In addition, vendors will be on site with information about education, health, social services, and other available resources in the community.

This event is free and open to all families with school-age children from Pre-K to 12th grade. To receive supplies, parents must provide a photo ID and children must be present. Parents do not have to pre-register to attend.

The Back to School Festival will take place at the MLK, Jr. Community Center, located at 2922 MLK Boulevard, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All media outlets are invited to attend.

Sponsors and vendors are still needed to make this a successful event. For more information, please visit www.dallasmlkcenter.com/back-to-school

Reliant Energy kicks off ‘Beat the Heat’ Summer Program

Reliant continues its dedication to the well-being of its customers and local communities by offering several summer assistance programs, including Reliant Beat the Heat Centers in public locations throughout Houston, Dallas, and Corpus Christi. Since 2005, Reliant has contributed more than $10 million through its CARE energy assistance program to help Texans manage summer electricity costs. Reliant will sponsor a cooling center at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center and at the West Dallas Multipurpose Center starting June 1, 2018.

Participants will be allowed to “beat the heat” in an air-conditioned building during business and high-heat hours through September. In addition to an air-conditioned space, the Center will offer bottled water, snacks, games, and activities, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

A press conference will be held on Friday, June 1, 2018, from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM to kick off the summer program. Special guests include Bill Clayton, Vice President of Customer Care for Reliant, and Dallas Councilman Kevin Felder.

This event is sponsored by the City of Dallas and Reliant. For more information, please contact (214) 670-8418 or visit www.dallasmlkcenter.com.

2018 Juneteenth Celebration

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center invites you to participate in the 2018 Juneteenth Celebration, a community-based event celebrating art, history, music, food, family, and freedom. The Juneteenth celebration is a free event, honoring the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. The event takes place on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

This year’s celebration includes:

  • Local Craft and Food Vendors
  • Free health screenings and HIV testing
  • Nonprofit organizations providing information on community events and social services
  • Fun and educational games for children
  • Arts and Crafts activities for the entire family
  • And last, but not least, live entertainment by local artists, musicians, spoken word artists, dancers, and more!

We are asking for your support this year by participating as a vendor, sponsor, or volunteer.

For details, please visit www.dallasmlkcenter.com/Juneteenth.

Join the 2019 MLK Celebration Committee

 

We are looking for new committee members to help plan the 37th Annual MLK Celebration in January 2019. You will be responsible for planning events reflecting on the life and legacy of Dr. King, including the Annual MLK Parade, Awards Banquet, and Celebration Fair.

Committee meetings are held every 2nd Monday of the month (excluding July) at 6:30 PM at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center. We welcome new members and new ideas!

For questions, please contact 214-670-8418.