City Honors MLK: January 15-20

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade 2020

MLK Weekend Events

Last year, we permanently renamed our march the Women United March and moved our event to the last weekend in January so as not to interfere with Charlotte’s long-standing tradition of remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a parade and various activities during the week. Hence, our remarkable Women United March, co-sponsored by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women-Queen City Metropolitan Chapter, is planned for January 25, 2020 and will resound with this year’s theme: Use Your Power.

For exciting event details: womenunitedmarch.org.

In the meantime, here’s how you can participate this week and next –

Beginning Wed., Jan. 15 and continuing until Jan. 20, these are just some of the many ways to honor MLK’s memory in Charlotte:

Wednesday January 15
2020 Atrium Health Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Service 

Noon – 1 PM, Marshall Park
Go HERE for more information.

Saturday January 18
2020 Atrium Health Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Parade

10 AM- Noon, Tryon St.
Go HERE for more information.

United Way’s MLK Call to Service
Noon – 2 PM, 
Blythe Elementary, Huntersville;
East Meck High School, 6800 Monroe Rd.;
Marie G. Davis K-8 School, 3351 W. Griffith St.;
Renaissance West STEAM Academy, 3241 New Renaissance Way.
Go HERE for more information.

MLK Please Educate All Children Equally (P.E.A.C.E.)
Basketball Showcase

2-9 PM, Second Ward Gymnasium, 710 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Go HERE for more information.

Monday January 20
2020 Atrium Health Martin Luther King Jr.
National Observance & CMS Arts Writing Contest Award

10 AM-noon, Halton Theatre, CPCC. 
Ambassador Andrew Young, speaker. Go HERE for more information.

Photo of statue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Marshall Park by sculptor Dr. Selma Burke, 1980

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