MISSOULA, Mont. – Empower MT is internet hosting a digital Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (MLK Day) occasion on MLK Day, January 17.
The Missoula MLK Day Celebration shall be paying tribute to MLK’s life and legacy by conversations with the group about race and justice.
Based on Empower MT’s launch, the occasion will start with a “Land Acknowledgement” headed by Arleen Adams and Shelly Fyant, and an “MLK Jr. Day Historical past and recognition” headed by Murray Pierce.
The keynote speaker shall be Dr. Laurellé C. Warner. Warner is MSW program director, professor of Social Work, and affiliate director of the Donald Blake Heart for the Research of Race, Ethnicity & Tradition for Walla Walla College, Empower MT’s launch says. She can also be the top researcher of LEARN Missoula.
The theme for this 12 months’s occasion is MLK’s quote, “We all know by painful expertise that freedom is rarely voluntarily given by the oppressor, it should be demanded by the oppressed.”
The occasion shall be streaming on Zoom, YouTube and Fb January 17 from 6 p.m. to eight p.m.