Humboldt County groups celebrate Martin Luther King Day – Times-Standard

The Eureka Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with an online event Monday.

The local group will host their event titled “Strengthening Our Beloved Community” on Zoom from noon to 1:30 p.m. The event will feature Black leaders and speakers from emerging organizations and youth in a program that aims to guide attendees through “the spirit of Dr. King”, as described on the event page. The online program will also include breakout rooms for vendors and community organizations.

The celebration commemorates both the feast day of Martin Luther King Jr. and the 27th anniversary of the proclamation of Date Service Day. Congress designated the annual remembrance a Day of Service in 1994 in an effort to inspire Americans to engage in community service on King’s Day, observed on the third Monday in January.

Registration for the webinar can be found on the Eureka NAACP events page, at https://www.eurekanaacp.org/events.

Also on Monday, the social justice group Black Humboldt and the Humboldt State Umoja Center for Pan-African Student Excellence will host a community service event.

Volunteers along with students, faculty, and staff will observe MLK Day of Service with work, followed by lunch, a retreat, and a keynote address from filmmaker and activist Bree Newsome.

Registration for this event closed on January 3.

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