Mar. 16: Loretta Ross event

From our partners at the Cohen Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies:
On Tuesday, March 16 at 7:00pm: Loretta Ross is an award-winning, nationally-recognized expert on racism and racial justice, women’s rights, and human rights. Her work emphasizes the intersectionality of social justice issues and how intersectionality can fuel transformation. Her current book, Calling In the Calling Out Culture, is forthcoming in 2021.
This online lecture is free and open to the public.

Click here to register for the event.


Mar. 7: Movie Night with Open Democracy

Sunday, March 7, 2021, 7:00pm
This event will be held online. Click here to register.

On Sunday, March 7, our friends at Open Democracy invite you to a showing of the 30-minute documentary Selma: A March to Remember and a discussion via Zoom.

“The documentary focuses on personal accounts of the events of Bloody Sunday and the historic Selma-to-Montgomery March that followed. It features stories from those who were leaders in the movement and from every day people who witnessed an extraordinary time and place in history. They discuss their experiences in the Civil Rights Movement, and the challenges still facing the movement today.”

Details and registration information are below:


MLK Celebration 2021

Monday, January 18, 2021, 2:30pm
While the celebration is over, you can watch and share the video from the event on Youtube:

By popular request, we have posted Rabbi Davidson’s remarks during the January 18, 2021 MLK Celebration.

Observe MLK Day with our Partners

Our partner organizations also offer several ways to observe MLK Day through art, music, film and discussion while remaining at home. See the links below for details and registration links:

Read or listen to King’s “Where Do We Go From Here?” Speech

In 1967, King gave his “Where Do We Go From Here?” speech, which gives us our theme this year. You can read the full text of the speech online with this link. You can also listen to it on YouTube:


Jaffrey-Rindge MLK Celebration


Monday, January 18, 2021, 5:00-6:00pm

The Jaffrey-Rindge MLK Committee and Keene State College Cheshire Academy for Lifelong Learning present a Live Virtual Event featuring Dr. Walter Earl Fluker in commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021, January 18, 5-6 p.m.  Dr. Fluker is Martin Luther King Jr. Professor Emeritus of Ethical Leadership at Boston University School of Theology.  He will address the quest for democratic space in Dr. King’s vision of the great world house.

 In his Nobel Peace Prize lecture, Martin Luther King Jr. evoked the image of a great “world house” in which we have to live together – a family “separated in ideas, culture, and interests who, because we can never again live without each other, must learn, somehow, in this one big world, to live with each other.”  At a time when ethics has been at the forefront of public discussion, Dr. Fluker’s expertise is especially timely.


Keene MLK Breakfast

Monday, January 18, 2021, 10:00 a.m.
Join by Zoom at Meeting Code: 853 8985 8820

Learn more on the City of Keene website here.

The City of Keene Human Rights Committee will host Dr. Jim Waller, Cohen Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, from Keene State College who will explore through presentation a “Democracy’s Role in Promoting and Protecting Civil and Human Rights.”

The Committee annually hosts a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast for the public, however this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will take place virtually on Monday, January 18 at 10:00 a.m. Dr. Waller will discuss how the United States is at a crossroads in its history. The escalating level of political violence raises serious red flags about the erosion of democratic norms and the growing distrust of peaceful political processes.  Had risk analysts noticed these same trends anywhere else in the world, the approaching storm would be clear and alarms would be raised by a range of international governmental and non-governmental voices. While the United States is not a failed or failing state, it is a fragile and flailing one; closer to breakdown than a breakthrough. The risk of mass violence is progressively accumulating in a rising tide, and resilience is rapidly receding. There is a mountain of hard work to be done to restore trust in America’s democratic institutions, develop more inclusive narratives of memory, rebuild social cohesion, and nurture economic inclusivity.

The Human Rights Committee exists to promote the principles of social justice, non-violence, equity, diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism through educational programs, community service and public events. The Committee meets on the first Monday of every month at 5:00.


NH Jewish Film Festival

Click here to download 1-page flyer about the festival (PDF).

REGISTER HERE and get more details.

JOIN US FOR THE FREE VIRTUAL New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival Black-Jewish Civil Rights Alliance Film Series January 28 – February 4 The Virtual documentary screenings (Jan. 31-Feb. 4) include live post-film discussions with Granite State civil rights activists, clergy, and academic and business leaders.

Films will be available for streaming for 72 hours. Live Stream discussion sessions begin at 7:00 PM at the end of the streaming window​. This year’s film offerings include:

Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance 

The story of the coalition and friendship between the Jewish and African-American communities during the Civil Rights Movement. ​Film link available for 72 hours starting on January 28, 2021 at 6 PM   Virtual Panel Discussion with special guests on January 31, 2021.

Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent

A documentary film about a rabbi who would not be silenced, from his time of leadership in synagogues in 1930’s Berlin to the March on Washington in 1963. Film link available for 72 hours starting on February 1, 2021 at 6 PM. Virtual Panel Discussion with special guests on February 4, 2021 at 7 PM.

REGISTER HERE and get more details.


“Set the House on Fire” Gospel Concert

Monday, January 18, 2021, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Live-streamed on Facebook: Appearing will be the Funky Divas of Gospel, Ms. Vee, Set the House on Fire Band and choir.  Plus a theatrical scene from the new play “Stokely and Martin” written by Najee Brown of “The Bus Stop” fame.  Presided by Masters of Ceremonies Reverend Robert Thompson and Sandi Clark Kaddy.  Rev Thompson will be leading us with song and words.  

Click here to purchase tickets for this free event (donations accepted).


Currier Museum: Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Monday, January 18, 2021, 1:00pm
Click here to register.

In honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Currier Museum of Art invites you to add your voice to a live virtual discussion about a powerful Civil Rights photograph by Bruce Davidson.

The free 30-minute adult program is part of Art conversations from home. Engagements are informal, interactive, and open to all. The January 18 session will be facilitated over Zoom by a museum educator and begins at 1:00 pm. Pre-registration is required.

The museum is committed to important conversations around social justice. We hope you’ll take a look at the following recent exhibitions:


Jan. 19: NEA Roundtable Discussion Virtual Engagement

Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 1:00pm-2:00pm

Please click the link to join the webinar:

Annually the NEA hosts an engagement in honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday in celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. King, who was a trailblazer as he fervently advocated for civil rights, social justice, and equity for all.

This year, in partnership with NCSEA and NCUEA, we are proud to host a virtual roundtable discussion in honor of the life and legacy of Dr. King, Tuesday, January 19th (1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST) entitled: The MOVEMENT MOMENT! Honoring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Elevating NEA’s Vision for Public Schools through a Racial Justice Lens.

You are cordially invited to participate in this virtual roundtable discussion with NEA leaders at the state and local level who are leading on racial justice work to continue the legacy of Dr. King.

We are excited to announce that this roundtable discussion will be moderated by Bakari Sellers (Attorney, Political Commentator, and former South Carolina State Representative). We are also excited to announce the esteemed panelists for this roundtable discussion. You will not want to miss an opportunity to hear from these inspiring individuals:

  • Becky Pringle, President, NEA
  • Keith Brown, President, Oakland Education Association
  • Cheryl Bost, President, Maryland State Education Association
  • Al Llorens, Vice President, Illinois Education Association
  • Petal Robertson, President, Montclair Education Association (NJEA)
  • Greta Callahan, President, MFT Local 59, Teacher Chapter (ED MN)
  • Cameo Kendrick, Chair, NEA Aspiring Educators

Should you have any questions please email Merwyn Scott, NEA Community Advocacy & Partnership Engagement (CAPE) Director at