2021 Detroit MLK Day

Rosa Parks with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

18th Annual Detroit MLK Day

Virtual Rally & Cultural Program

Program starts at noon

Streamed online through YouTube at https://youtu.be/7q7QdR5DSDI   

This year’s 18th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration comes at a time of the worst public health crisis in more than a century. At present we are facing the threat of yet another economic downturn.

Concurrently, there are rising tensions between the United States and other countries around the world including China, Russia, Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, Zimbabwe, among others. A U.S.-led war anywhere in the world would prove catastrophic to the majority of people inside the country and internationally.

In honor of the peace and social justice legacy of Dr. King we are calling on all conscious people in southeastern Michigan and beyond to join this virtual event. Dr. King during the last year of his life was a staunch opponent of the Vietnam War. King linked the rising rates of impoverishment with the failure of the ruling interests to end imperialist military adventures and occupations. He drew the connections that made him a target for the ruling class of his day. We owe it to his legacy to continue this work into the 21st century.Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are holding the entire program virtually. The event will be streamed utilizing Facebook, Zoom and YouTube. Although we are not gathering in-person, the online character of the event provides the opportunity to invite guests from around the U.S. and the world.

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