Committee for King invites the community to go to the Awards page on our website, Committeeforking.org to nominate deserving local folks for the Image Award, Community Service Award, and Drum Major Award. Deadline to submit is December 15, 2021. Winners will be announced on January 15, 2022.
MLK NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE
Committee for King shines a light on individuals and groups that live the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We appreciate the Volunteer Hub of NE MS for their MLK Day of Service project.
COMMITTEE FOR KING SYSTEMIC RACISM ONLINE PANEL DISCUSSION
5-Part Series in partnership with the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation
Every Third Sunday at 2:30 p.m., January-May 2021
Panel Moderator: Von Gordon, Winter Institute Youth Engagement Manager
January 17, 2021
Introduction of the series by Moderator Von Gordon. Round Table discussion about systemic racism’s effect on four topic areas (education, health/wellness, banking/finance, and criminal justice) with five panelists: Dr. Cathy Grace, Ms. Jennifer Calvert, Dr. Sandra Melvin, Mr. Khiyad Burt, Ms. Leslie Faith Jones.
February 21, 2021
Focused discussion of systemic racism as reflected in the history and current state of education. Panelists: Dr. Cathy Grace, Dr. Rob Picou, Mr. Kenneth Wheeler, Mr. Jake McGraw.
March 21, 2021
Focused discussion of systemic racism as reflected in the history and current state of health/wellness. Panelists: Dr. Sandra Melvin, Dr. Vernon Rayford, Mr. Steve Holland.
April 18, 2021
Focused discussion of systemic racism as reflected in the history and current state of banking/finance. Panelists: Mr. Kiyadh Burt, Mr. Pat Falkner, Mr. Robert Harris, and Ms. Demetra Sherer.
May 16, 2021
Focused discussion of systemic racism as reflected in the history and current state of criminal justice. Panelists: Mrs. Alesha Judkins, Capt. Ronnie Partlow, Leslie Faith Jones, & Mr. Cliff Johnson.
Sat., Jan 16 | 6:00pm
"The time is always right to do the right thing" — MLK
As a local organization, we continue Dr. King's legacy for all members of our community, regardless of age, race, faith, socioeconomic background, etc., as well as through evolving initiatives lead by our NextGen group of volunteers. We look forward to working together as we move toward the dream of love, compassion, respect, and harmony for all people.