2023 MLK Celebration

Monday, January 16, 2023, 1:00-4:00pm (Doors open at 12:10pm)
Memorial High School, 1 Crusader Way, Manchester, NH
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Communication Across Difference: Toward Beloved Community

“People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.” (MLK, Cornell College, 1962)

Featuring: Guest speakers, MLK Celebration Choir, high school jazz bands, community reading from Martin Luther King. This year the MLK Celebration Choir will sing Bob Marley’s One Love.

Download the full program here (PDF).

Award Recipients

  • Vanessa Washington-Johnson Youth Award, Sarah Naje
  • Youth Empowerment Award, Emerald Anderson-Ford
  • Building Beloved Community Award, Jason Bonilla
  • Social Justice Warrior Award, Christina “Tina” Philibotte

Watch the 2023 MLK Celebration

Watch the Community Reading

This year’s Community Reading selection was excerpts from Martin Luther King’s speech to Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa on October 15, 1962.

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