Martin Luther King Jr Celebration

Stay tuned for 2022 information.

2021 Program Info

Martin Luther King Foundation partnering with South Bend Heritage Foundation, Project Impact and the Civil Rights Heritage Center welcomes you to join them in 35th annual MLK, Jr. Celebration and Day of Service. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the format has been changed to a zoom presentation of the program and a community forum/workshop.

The theme this year has been taken from the title of Dr. King’s last book: Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? We want to focus on building community.

On January 18, 2021, at 9 am there will be the traditional program including a keynote speech and the giving of awards. Darryl Heller, director of the Civil Rights Heritage Center, will be the keynote speaker. The Drum Major Awards, the Roland Kelly and the MLK Foundation of St. Joseph County Community Service Awards will be given.

Directly after the program, around 10:15 am, there will be a workshop: Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy – to make justice a reality for all. Five community members will identify and address issues of race and inequality as well as offering strategies to improve and create a stronger and more equitable community.