Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision for justice and equality has inspired generations beyond his untimely death in 1968. This enduring legacy is largely thanks to the tireless work of his daughter, Dr. Bernice King, CEO of the King Center.
Ahead of the 2024 King Holiday Observance on January 15th, Dr. King has announced several online and in-person events to honor her father’s mission and carry his message of nonviolence to new audiences.
Virtual Events Share King’s Teachings on Power and Love
In partnership with the Be Love movement, the King Center will host “NONVIOLENCE365” – a two-day virtual event focused on Dr. King’s principles of nonviolence. Featuring prominent speakers like retired Police Captain Charles Alphin, the event will provide an in-depth look at using love and understanding to counter violence.
Additionally, a reading of the children’s book “Linzy Binzy: Around the World with Friends” will teach young attendees about self-love and positive identity. This family event includes a puppet show and special guests like author Bonita Hampton Smith.
Global Summits Engage Youth and Influencers
On January 12th, a Global Youth Summit will enable students worldwide to explore implementing Kingian Nonviolence in today’s sociopolitical landscape. With panel discussions and interactive exercises, attendees can find meaning in Dr. King’s vision.
The King Center Global Summit occurring the same day convenes a wide range of artists, activists, and changemakers. Through talks and presentations, participants will discuss pressing issues and using Dr. King’s principles to drive progress.
Educating Future Generations
To reinforce the significance of civil rights history in academics, a Teach-In session provides K-12 lesson plans and activities. By equipping youth with knowledge and skills from the movement, Dr. King’s courage and vision will continue inspiring new leaders for years to come.
Through these multifaceted events centered on peace, empowerment, and purpose, Dr. Bernice King upholds her father’s enduring legacy for audiences worldwide.