The Resistance Center for Peace and Justice is excited to host our 38th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration.
The day-long, virtual event will include a walking tour, convocation with speakers, community workshops, and opportunities to get involved in social justice work.
This year’s theme is: Land Justice Here Fosters Justice Everywhere. Attendees will leave with a robust understanding of the connections between Dr. King’s legacy and contemporary struggles for land justice.
Our Keynote Speaker is Rhonda Anderson, Western Massachusetts Commissioner on Indian Affairs and Co-Director of the Ohketeau Cultural Center. Other speaking guests include Northampton City Councilor Jamila Gore, a poem by Naima Penniman recorded at Soul Fire Farm, and more!
Register for events below!
Date: January 17th, 2022
African American History Walking Tour (click HERE to attend the virtual tour at any time!)
12:00pm – 1:15pm: Convocation (fully virtual) Register for Convocation by clicking here & view full Convocation Program here!
1:30pm – 4:15pm: Workshops (fully virtual: descriptions available here.) Click on their titles to register!
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|1:30 PM – 2:45 PM||A Virtual Conversation with MLK and Juanita and Wally Nelson
The Nelson Legacy Project
|*Updated* Privilege and Intersectionality
*Updated* Dreamland with Aaliyah: Social Justice & Stories
Dreamland with Aaliyah
|*Updated* What Does it Look Like to Interrupt, Then and Now?
Students of Color Alliance, JFK Middle School
|3:00 PM – 4:15 PM||Building Movements of Solidarity in a Time of Climate Emergency
Climate Action Now and Springfield Climate Justice Coalition
|*Updated* National Healing and Transformation through Intersectional Organizing
Massachusetts Poor People’s Campaign
|*Updated* Indigenous Reparations in Practice
Western Mass Showing Up for Racial Justice
|*Updated* Restorative Community Building for Justice
Racial Equity and Learning (REAL) in the Northampton Public Schools