2022 MLK Celebration Week

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.

RSVP: http://bit.ly/2022MLK


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


Social Justice & Re-entry Forum 
Thursday, Jan. 13 | 10 a.m. to Noon 
 
The Change is Possible Tour partners with the city of Dallas to host a panel discussion of formerly incarcerated persons, judges, attorneys, and community activists on the challenges of social justice and re-entry.
 

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.

Download Spanish Flyer

RSVP: bit.ly/2022EquitySymposium


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.

RSVP: bit.ly/2022MLK


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. 

RSVP: http://bit.ly/2022MLK


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. 

RSVP: http://bit.ly/2022MLK


Youth Field Day
Sunday, Jan. 16 | 1 p.m.

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.

RSVP: https://bit.ly/MLK2022Summit


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.”

RSVP: https://bit.ly/2022MLK


The MLK Fest has been canceled. For more information, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/keep-up-the-dream-mlk-fest-2022-tickets-225916571547


Download the Official 2022 MLK Celebration Week Flyer


Sponsorship

Sponsorship funding will support the implementation of community events and the development of a scholarship fund, with scholarships to be presented at the Gala. Sponsorship benefits and levels are outlined in the sponsorship packet below. 

 

Download the 2022 MLK Week Sponsorship Fillable Packet

 

Sponsorship Levels:

  • -Presenting: $15,000
  • -Platinum: $10,000
  • -Gold: $5,000
  • -Silver: $2,500
  • -Bronze: $1,000
  • -Supporter: $250
  • -Additional Opportunities/In-Kind Donations

 

If you have any questions about sponsorship, please contact Jamel Slaughter, Ph.D., Program Administrator for the Office of Community Care, at (214) 671-5117 or via email at  jamel.slaughter@dallascityhall.com


Donate

Funding donated to this page will support the 40th annual celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with more than a weeks’ worth of events focused on equity, diversity, and opportunity. Donated funds will enable the City to provide the week’s events to the public free of charge, except for the Scholarship Gala, which requires a ticket purchase. Beyond providing support to the events of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Week, donations will also support the development of the City of Dallas’ new Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund. Scholarships will be presented at the 40th annual gala event.

 

To make a donation, contact 214-670-8418 or visit https://bit.ly/DonateDallasMLK2022.

 


Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors

 

Presenting: $15,000+


Platinum: $10,000+

 


Gold: $5,000+

 

 

 

 


Silver: $2,500+

 

 

 


Bronze: $1,000+

 

 


Supporter: $250+


To learn more about the MLK Scholarship & Awards Gala, please visit https://dallasmlkcenter.com/mlk-gala.