Category Archives: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Join Benicia Black Lives Matter, Monday, January 17, 1:30pm, MLK Day of Service

Free Educational Virtual Event on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Join Benicia Black Lives Matter for a free virtual event on Monday, January 17, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm, to celebrate the national Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day of Service. Established in 1994 to honor Dr. King’s life and contributions to advancing civil rights for Black Americans, this Federal holiday was intended to be a day of not just reflection, but also a day of action and self-education.

BBLM’s free educational Zoom event, which is appropriate for all ages and levels of antiracist work, will feature guest speaker Mark Lampkin and focus on Dr. King’s “Three Evils of Society” speech. In 1967, Dr. King identified these three evils as racism, consumerism/poverty, and militarism/war, and he called for a “radical revolution of values” in pursuit of a more just and equitable future for all. And yet, more than 50 years later in 2022, these three evils Dr. King described are as rooted in our daily lives as—if not more entrenched than—ever.

So what have we learned in the last 50 years, and where do we go from here? How do these three evils affect Solano County and Benicia in particular, and how can we join together to address it? BBLM is a grassroots community organization that was organized to address anti-Black racism by actively committing to building a better Benicia and a better Solano County, one commitment and one change at a time. Join us for this timely discussion and learn more about the historic urgency that calls us to radical change, hope in action, and loving pursuit of improving our shared communities.

ZOOM INFORMATION
Topic: Benicia Black Lives Matter ML King Jr. Day Event
Time: Jan 17, 2022 01:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86881752473?pwd=QUk0dlB6M2tRejJvanBXZ2IyNzA5dz09
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Meeting ID: 868 8175 2473
Passcode: 171213
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More About Our Special Guest, Mark E. Lampkin
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FwLAAVrIsI7qu5BHtJ758egbmrmp3rLwf8RcPx7AWf8/edit?usp=sharing


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MLK Day in Benicia – Letter from a Birmingham Jail

Benicia Black Lives Matter hosting live reading of King’s historic letter, followed by discussion on Monday, January 18, 1PM

Benicia Black Lives Matter – Flyer for MLK reading and discussion, January 18, 2021

ATTEND THE EVENT

ZOOM Event by Benicia Black Lives Matter
Monday, January 18, 2021 at 1 PM PST
Price: Free
Public · Anyone on or off Facebook
BBLM will be doing a live reading of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail. A community discussion will follow.
This event with be held through Zoom.
ZOOM Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89110536594
Meeting ID: 891 1053 6594
Passcode: 428570

MORE INFORMATION

Event on Facebook: facebook.com/events/408607286905979/
BBLM on Facebook: facebook.com/BeniciaBLM
BBLM Website: beniciablacklivesmatter.com

Benicia Observance of Martin Luther King National Holiday – Monday, January 20, 2020

BENICIA’S 5TH ANNUAL OBSERVANCE OF THE MARTIN LUTHER KING NATIONAL HOLIDAY will take place on Monday, January 20th at 7:00 PM, hosted this year at Community Congregational Church, 1305 West 2nd St.

Noted storyteller Linda Wright will again be present in the persona of Coretta Scott King. Civic leaders, members of the arts community, and youth will give voice to Dr. King’s legacy and his wisdom for us today.

All who attend will be encouraged to reflect, sing together, and share their particular reasons for honoring Dr. King.

“For 3 years Jady Montgomery gathered an informal group at the Gazebo on Martin Luther King Day,” observed Mary Susan Gast of the 2020 planning team.

“Last year Jady decided it might be time to bring the gathering indoors.  Heritage Presbyterian was the site in 2019, and we’re hoping that the location will rotate to other settings in future years.”

Gast continued, “We particularly urge high school or middle school students who would like to read some of Dr. King’s words, or words of their own relevant to the occasion, to contact me at msgast45@gmail.com. That same email address works for anyone who has questions.  We look forward to continuing the tradition of a vibrant community-building MLK Day event in 2020.”

Invitation to Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

You are most heartily invited to take part in a service of remembrance and celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King on Monday, January 21, at 7 p.m. at Heritage Presbyterian Church, 1400 East 2nd St. (at Military East).

We’ll sing and remember, hear some of Dr. King’s words, and be enriched by story teller Linda Wright who will offer reflections as Coretta Scott King.

Please pass the word along.  (Click image to download the flyer).  Hope to see you there!