KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Make plans for another year of celebration and commemoration honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Friday, January 17
Community Forum- Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Partnered with the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance, the MLK commission will host a community forum at the Beck Cultural Exchange Center. The event will be an evening of fellowship, conversation, and music.
Saturday, January 19
Youth Symposium: 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The MLK Commission Youth Symposium team and the Knoxville Chapter of Jack & Jill of America will provide a day of youth development and leadership training at Austin-East High School. The day will be packed with free food, entertainment, and more.
Teacher-In Service Training: 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Teachers and other professionals can attend a special training session at the Sarah Simpson Professional Center. Registration is required. Information to register can be found on the MLK Commission website.
YWCA Race Against Racism: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
This 5K Run/1 Mile Walk is a chance for Knoxville to celebrate diversity while working to create peace, justice and equality for all people. The race will be at the Phyllis Wheatley Center.
Sunday, January 20
Knoxville Symphony Orchestra & Carpet Bag Theatre: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
At the Tennessee Theater, people can attend a multi-faceted artistic presentation that includes some of the area's most gifted singers, actors, dancers, poets, and the MLK Holiday Celebration Choir.
Monday, January 21
Memorial March Parade: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Line-up for the parade begins at 8:30 a.m. The parade will stretch from Chilowee Park-Midway Entrance on N. Beaman Street to the Overcoming Believers Church on Harriet Tubman Street.
Memorial Tribute Service: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
The MLK Memorial Tribute Service will held at the Overcoming Believers Church and will feature a special keynote speaker.