The 2021 MLK Diversity Celebration presented by AARP
The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is pleased in the fact that for years the annual MLK Diversity Breakfast has been so meaningfully embraced by so many, making it one of the premier events in our community. Please join us again this January in celebrating the life of a visionary and one of the greatest leaders in world history, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This inspiring community celebration honors not only the legacy of Dr. King, but also celebrates the spirit of diversity in our community.
This January’s event, the MLK Diversity Celebration presented by AARP, maintains the heritage and purpose of those in the past, while introducing a virtual format. The celebration features Michigan’s Lieutenant Governor, Garlin Gilchrist’s highly anticipated keynote of the strength of diversity and Dr. Kings legacy. Additionally, the Jackson District Library, is partnering with the Chamber to include students from the Middle School at Parkside who will recite excerpts from Dr. King’s Drum Major Instinct Sermon.
Benefactors of the event will include Challenge Day, a nonprofit organization committed to building empathy and compassion in our communities. Challenge Day programs are held every fall here inviting all area 7th graders. Also, the Chamber in cooperation with the Jackson Community Foundation is creating a scholarship for a Jackson County student of color to continue their education at Jackson College, Baker College, or Spring Arbor University.
The event will be broadcast on JTV and JTV.tv on Friday, January 15th and Monday, January 18th at 8am and 10am.
Connect to the Facebook event here.