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Opening Ceremony at City Hall 12:00 pm
Opening Ceremony at City Hall @ Dallas City Hall
Jan 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Opening Ceremony at City Hall @ Dallas City Hall
The City of Dallas Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center and the MLK Celebration Planning Committee invites the community to its Inaugural Wreath Laying Ceremony celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. King.  The keynote speaker for this event will be … Continue reading Opening Ceremony at City Hall
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Beloved Community- A discussion of current housing challenges (and opportunities) in Dallas 10:00 am
Beloved Community- A discussion of current housing challenges (and opportunities) in Dallas @ IDEA Academy
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Beloved Community- A discussion of current housing challenges (and opportunities) in Dallas @ IDEA Academy
The Office of Welcoming Communities and Immigrants Affairs in conjunction with The 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration invites you to an important dialogue on: What is Dr. King’s “Beloved Community” in 2019?  A discussion of … Continue reading Beloved Community- A discussion of current housing challenges (and opportunities) in Dallas
Youth Summit 10:00 am
Youth Summit @ IDEA High School
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Youth Summit @ IDEA High School
The Youth Summit is a one-day interactive conference for high school students to engage with other students while addressing the challenges faced within their local communities. Like this:Like Loading...
Ignite the Lights at Blair Park 4:00 pm
Ignite the Lights at Blair Park @ William Blair Jr. Park
Jan 12 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ignite the Lights at Blair Park @ William Blair Jr. Park
Join the DBCC and friends as we pay homage to the civil rights leaders who ignited the flame for justice and equality in Dallas and across the nation. This event will kick off the celebration … Continue reading Ignite the Lights at Blair Park
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Interfaith Prayer Service at Thanks-giving Square 12:00 pm
Interfaith Prayer Service at Thanks-giving Square
Jan 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Interfaith Prayer Service at Thanks-giving Square
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The Controversial History of MLK Day @ the MLK Library 6:00 pm
The Controversial History of MLK Day @ the MLK Library @ MLK Library
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A discussion on the 15-year struggle to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday.Like this:Like Loading...
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration at MLK, Jr. Community Center 12:00 pm
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration at MLK, Jr. Community Center @ Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center
Jan 15 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The City of Dallas Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee invites the community to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King.  The birthday celebration will allow an opportunity for the community to rejoice in … Continue reading Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration at MLK, Jr. Community Center
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Art of Oppression 12:00 pm
Art of Oppression @ Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center (Activity Room B)
Jan 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Art of Oppression @ Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center (Activity Room B)
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From Entry-Level to Executive: Millennial Networking Event 6:30 pm
From Entry-Level to Executive: Millennial Networking Event @ Dallas Executive Airport
Jan 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
From Entry-Level to Executive: Millennial Networking Event @ Dallas Executive Airport
  Millennials will have the opportunity to network with executives who have had a rapid rise in their career at an early age. This evening is a chance to bring like-minded young professionals who are … Continue reading From Entry-Level to Executive: Millennial Networking Event
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MLK Celebration Job Fair 10:00 am
MLK Celebration Job Fair @ J Erik Jonsson Central Library
Jan 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
MLK Celebration Job Fair @ J Erik Jonsson Central Library
The MLK Celebration Job Fair will feature on-site hiring as well as a showcase of workforce skills and credentialing programs to support job-seekers preparing for new opportunities. The event will be hosted in partnership with … Continue reading MLK Celebration Job Fair
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MLK Candlelight Ceremony 7:00 pm
MLK Candlelight Ceremony @ MLK, Jr. Recreation Center
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MLK Candlelight Ceremony @ MLK, Jr. Recreation Center
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Millennial Action Day 9:00 am
Millennial Action Day @ Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Millennial Action Day @ Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center
Dallas Millennials are invited to join together for a day of community service to give back to the Dallas community and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.” Check-in will begin … Continue reading Millennial Action Day
Symposium: Slavery in Texas (at the African American Museum) 12:00 pm
Symposium: Slavery in Texas (at the African American Museum) @ African American Museum of Dallas
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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Panel Discussion: Descendants of Thomas Jefferson (At the African American Museum) 2:00 pm
Panel Discussion: Descendants of Thomas Jefferson (At the African American Museum) @ African American Museum of Dallas
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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37th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Gala 6:30 pm
37th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Gala @ Hyatt Regency Dallas
Jan 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
37th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Gala @ Hyatt Regency Dallas
The 37th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Gala will feature keynote speaker Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, an invocation by Most Reverend Edward J. Burns, awards presentations, and a special performance by Crystal Aikin, … Continue reading 37th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Gala
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“Selma” Screening at the Texas Theatre 4:00 pm
“Selma” Screening at the Texas Theatre @ Texas Theatre
Jan 20 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
In conjunction with the City of Dallas’ Annual celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Dallas Holocaust Museum will host a screening of Selma. The film is based on the 1965 voting rights marches from Selma … Continue reading “Selma” Screening at the Texas Theatre
36th Annual Emmy Award Black Music & Civil Rights Movement Concert 7:30 pm
36th Annual Emmy Award Black Music & Civil Rights Movement Concert @ Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
Jan 20 @ 7:30 pm
Musical tribute with gospel songs honoring the life and legacy of Dr. King.Like this:Like Loading...
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Half-Off Admission to the Dallas Holocaust Museum
Half-Off Admission to the Dallas Holocaust Museum @ Dallas Holocaust Museum
Jan 21 all-day
Admission will be half-off at the Dallas Holocaust Museum, an intimate museum dedicated to teaching the lessons of the Holocaust and memorializing its victims.  The mission of the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is to … Continue reading Half-Off Admission to the Dallas Holocaust Museum
Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty
Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty @ African American Museum of Dallas
Jan 21 all-day
Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty @ African American Museum of Dallas
This widely acclaimed exhibition brings to life the story of slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello through more than 300 objects, works of art, documents and artifacts unearthed at the storied plantation. Organized in 2012 by Thomas … Continue reading Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty
2nd Annual Realizing the Dream: Healthy Living Expo 10:00 am
2nd Annual Realizing the Dream: Healthy Living Expo @ African American Museum of Dallas
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
2nd Annual Realizing the Dream: Healthy Living Expo @ African American Museum of Dallas
Making New Year’s resolutions for 2019 to lose weight, get out of debt, end an unhealthy relationship or seek help for depression?  Learn how to improve your health physically, mentally, spiritually, financially, socially and holistically at … Continue reading 2nd Annual Realizing the Dream: Healthy Living Expo
MLK Day March/Parade 10:00 am
MLK Day March/Parade @ Starting at Holmes St. and MLK, Jr. Blvd
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am
Floats, marching bands, dance troops, and vehicles participate in a march/parade down MLK Blvd for 200,000 spectators. For more information about the parade, please visit www.dallasmlkcenter.com/2019-mlk-parade.Like this:Like Loading...
City-Wide Worship Service 11:00 am
City-Wide Worship Service @ Friendship West Baptist Church
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am
The citywide worship service is hosted by African American Pastors Coalition (AAPC), of which Pastor Carter serves as President. The AAPC, as a timeless model of ministry, demonstrates Christ’s relevance in the world by networking … Continue reading City-Wide Worship Service
Dallas Dinner Table 6:00 pm
Dallas Dinner Table @ Throughout Dallas area
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Dallas Dinner Table organizes dinners as an annual event on the third Monday of January to coincide with the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday which provides an opportunity to hear and share diverse … Continue reading Dallas Dinner Table
Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture’s 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium. 7:00 pm
Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture’s 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium. @ Moody Performance Hall
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm
As in past years on the MLK National Holiday, the 2019 MLK Symposium will emphasize the continuing impact of Dr. King’s legacy on civil rights in America. In 2019 the theme will be “The Pursuit … Continue reading Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture’s 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium.
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National Day of Racial Healing
National Day of Racial Healing @ Nationwide
Jan 22 all-day
National Day of Racial Healing Schedule:   Dallas TRHT Community Visioning Session Refreshments at 8:30am 9:00am-11:30am Communities Foundation of Texas 5500 Caruth Haven Lane Dallas, Texas 75225   Dallas TRHT Community Celebration Luncheon 12:00pm-1:30pm Communities … Continue reading National Day of Racial Healing
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