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! 

  Virtual – Room 1 Virtual – Room 2  Virtual – Room 3 Virtual – Room 4
1:30 PM –  2:45 PM  A Virtual Conversation with MLK and Juanita and Wally Nelson

The Nelson Legacy Project

*Updated* Privilege and Intersectionality

Indivisible Pittsfield

*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