Posted on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 at 11:43 am
I am always humbled to take part in the celebrations of the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year, although the setting will be virtual, these celebrations are even more important. We have experienced months of political unrest due to racial inequities in this country. The public discord has resulted in difficult but often productive discussions and as a community; we need to continue those discussions, now more than ever.
Please join me and Dane County Executive Joe Parisi next Monday, January 18, at 6:00 pm at the City-County Humanitarian Award Ceremony honoring the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The award winners, selected by the City-County Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, are community members who reflect the values of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. While the names of the awardees will not be public until closer to the event, I ask that you mark the ceremony on your calendar. You can log on to the event at this site: http://mlkingcoalition.org. It will be a wonderful evening, with music, speakers and gratitude for individuals who work to honor the legacy of Dr. King every day.
I look forward to welcoming, and listening to, keynote speaker Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. - a NY Times best-selling author, respected commentator, and Princeton University Professor. For more information about this event, other King Coalition events, and other community events planned to commemorate the King Holiday you can access the King Coalition Facebook page.