2024 MLK Community  Celebration

Monday, January 15, 2024, 1:00-4:00pm (Doors open at 12:10pm)
Memorial High School, 1 Crusader Way, Manchester, NH 03103

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See coverage of the Celebration in the Union Leader: Annual MLK birthday celebration in Manchester continues King’s work

Our friends at Manchester TV recorded the Celebration, up through the moving to breakout rooms:

Connect for action,
act for justice

This year’s celebration will be different from previous celebrations. Rather than featuring a guest speaker, the celebration includes breakout groups where participants will engage in continuing King’s legacy today. The breakout groups will empower participants to connect for action and act for justice. Speakers will include:

  1. Jini Rae Sparkman of City Year, “The Other America: Answering Dr. King’s Call for Community Action Towards Educational Equity” 
  2. Sebastian Fuentes of Rights and Democracy and David Holt of Welcoming NH, “An Immigration Policy based on Humanity and Dignity”
  3. Grace Kindeke of American Friends Service Committee and previous MLK awardee, “Organizing for Change: Activism & Advocacy Workshop”
  4. Zack Sheehan of the School Funding Fairness Project, “Inequities in NH School Funding”
  5. Maggie Fogarty of American Friends Service Committee, “Economic, Racial and Social Justice Advocacy in the 2024 State Legislative Session”
  6. Young Organizers United of Granite State Organizing Project, “Building a Successful Youth Organizing Campaign”