On January 17, 2022, Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be celebrated across the country in remembrance of Dr. King's birthday and legacy.
Martin Luther King Jr. is known for his contributions to the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. His famous “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered in 1963, spoke to his dream of a country void of segregation and racism.
Over the years, Martin Luther King Jr. Day has evolved into a day of service meant to help empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, address social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community."
This year, in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we’re encouraging our community to celebrate and honor his legacy through self-reflection, kindness, and by participating in the many events and discussions taking place.
Below, we’ve included a few ways to get involved in your community!
Monday, January 17, 2022
Martin Luther King Observance Committee 2022 King Day Celebration with Keynote Speaker Rev. Dr. William Barber III (Virtual)
Jersey Cares Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service: Coat Sorting in Morristown on Sunday, January 16 from 10 AM – 2 PM (In-Person) or Virtual Walk on Monday, January 17 (Virtual)
Spend MLK Jr. Day in Nature from 9 AM – 12 PM at the Mountain Lakes House in Princeton, NJ. (In-Person)
Social Justice Matters Criminal Justice Reform: MLK Day Talk (Virtual)
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Beyond MLK Jr. Day
Celebrate The National Day of Racial Healing all week long through The Creating Change Network’s lineup of arts events