The public is invited to this year's annual MLK celebration on January 16th at 5 p.m. at Krannert Center. Doors open at 4 p.m., and proof of vaccination is required for attendance.

The keynote speaker is Derek Barber King, Sr., a nephew of Dr. King. In addition, three community members and one organization will be honored for their service to the community:

  • Janice Walker – Recipient of the Doris Hoskins Prestigious Community Service Award
  • Courage Connection – Recipient of the James R. Burgess, Jr. - Susan Freiburg Humanitarian Award
  • James TYGAR Corbin – Recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Outstanding Achievement Award

There will be a unity breakfast at Vineyard Church in Urbana on January 17th from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

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