In January 2022, the City of Dallas will host its 40th annual celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a weeks’ worth of events highlighting issues of equity, diversity, and opportunity. The week will include a Day of Prayer, a Day of Service, a Wreath Laying Ceremony, Job Fair, Equity Symposium, Youth Summit, and Scholarship & Awards Gala. Celebration week will culminate with the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Virtual Parade.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Week
40 Years Strong: A Look Toward the Future | January 11-17, 2022
Virtual Wreath Laying Ceremony
Tuesday, Jan. 11 | 10 a.m.
The City of Dallas and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center invites the community to watch its Wreath Laying Ceremony online, celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. King.
Virtual Job Fair
Wednesday, Jan. 12 | 10 a.m.to 2 p.m.
A virtual job fair in partnership with Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas featuring on-site hiring and a showcase of workforce skills and credentialing programs to support job seekers.
Link to Register: bit.ly/MLK2022JobFair
Virtual Equity Indicators Symposium
Friday, Jan. 14 | 8:30 a.m. to Noon
Join the City of Dallas and Communities Foundation of Texas for the 3rd Annual Equity Indicators Symposium centered around action-oriented equitable performance measures.
Virtual Candle Lighting Ceremony
Friday, Jan. 14 | 7 p.m.
Join the Alpha Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center in commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. King.
Virtual 40th Annual MLK Scholarship & Awards Gala
Saturday, Jan. 15
Networking Reception | 5:15 p.m.
Gala | 6:30 p.m.
Annual Gala featuring keynote speaker Dr. Eddie Glaude, scholarships, awards presentations, and performances.
Virtual Day of Prayer & Reflection
Sunday, Jan. 16
Hosted by the MLK Advisory Board | 10 a.m.
Hosted by Faith Forward Dallas | 2 p.m.
The City of Dallas, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, and Faith Forward Dallas reflect the legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Youth Commission will host a Field Day exploring MLK’s legacy, youth impact, and ways to be a leader and make a difference throughout Texas.
Virtual MLK Day Parade
Monday, Jan. 17 | 10 -11:30 a.m.
This 2022 Virtual Parade will be pre-recorded and broadcast on the public access channel. It is a compilation of videos and pictures depicting MLK Day parades of the past. There will be interviews discussing the 2022 theme: “40 Years Strong: A Look Toward the Future.”
The MLK Fest has been canceled. For more information, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/keep-up-the-dream-mlk-fest-2022-tickets-225916571547