The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday celebrates the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America. We commemorate and praise the values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service that so radiantly defined Dr. King's character and empowered his leadership. On this holiday, we commemorate the universal, unconditional love, forgiveness and nonviolence that empowered his revolutionary spirit. As numerous events take place to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we have compiled a guide of celebrations for this year's MLK Day in the City of Wichita.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Service
Hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Join the Eta Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. in their annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at 7:06 p.m. on Friday, January 13 at Calvary Baptist Church (2653 N. Hillside St. Wichita, KS 67219). Hear from Dr. Kevin Harrison, assistant professor and director of diversity, equity and inclusion at Wichita State University, on the life and legacy of Dr. King.
7th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Heroes & Sheroes Breakfast
Hosted by ARISE Ensemble
In partnership with Wichita State University and Calvary United Methodist Church, African Americans Renewing Interest in Spirituals Ensemble (ARISE Ensemble) will be hosting the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Heroes & Sheroes Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, January 16 in the Rhatigan Student Center Beggs Ballroom at Wichita State University (1845 Fairmount St. Wichita, KS 67260). Join ARISE Ensemble in celebrating the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and honoring Wichita's community leaders who emulate his dream. ARISE will also recognize individuals and organizations for their life-changing involvement in the community. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by contacting Gerald Norwood at 316-258-2749 or emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MLK Day of Service
Hosted by Wichita Habitat for Humanity
Join the Wichita Habitat for Humanity from 8-11:30 a.m. on Monday, January 16 in the Bob Brown Expo Hall at Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center (225 W. Douglas Ave. Wichita, KS 67202) for their MLK Day of Service. Volunteers will be framing the walls for three Wichita Habitat homes. Anyone above the age of 10 is welcome to volunteer and no experience or tools are needed; just a heart to live our Dr. King's legacy of social justice. Click here to register.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Worship Celebration
Hosted by Greater Wichita Ministerial League
The Greater Wichita Ministerial League will be hosting the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Worship Celebration at noon on Monday, January 16 at the Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex at Wichita State University, located at 5015 E. 29th St. N. Wichita, KS 67220. Hear from keynote speaker, Mr. Roland S. Martin of Washington, D.C. on Daring to Dream: The Radical Imagination of a New Generation and join as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
15th Annual MLK Commemoration
Hosted by Office of Diversity and Inclusion
The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration highlights and memorializes the work, accomplishments and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Hear from Dr. Galyn Vesey, a lifelong Wichita native and civil rights activist, on his love of justice, humanity and service within the community through power and activism. The event will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31 at the Cadman Art Gallery in the Rhatigan Student Center at Wichita State University (1845 Fairmount St. Wichita, KS 67260). We will also recognize the 2023 Drum Major Award recipients.
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