Let’s Celebrate

The annual King Holiday Observance is a time that we celebrate, commemorate and honor the life, legacy and impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Global citizens will have unique opportunities to learn and unite in celebration of Dr. King’s groundbreaking work and Mrs. Coretta Scott King’s powerful continuation and formal institutionalization of that work through a variety of engaging events hosted by The King Center leading up to The King Holiday on January 15th, 2024.

As we witness nations around the world continue to struggle under the weight of violence, hate and poverty, today’s social, political and economic landscape reveals the urgent necessity of Dr. King’s philosophy and methodology of Nonviolence (Nonviolence365™). The King Center leads the charge to provide education and training in Nonviolence365; while serving as the vital living memorial of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our strategic theme for 2024 is ‘Shifting the Cultural Climate through the Study and Practice of Kingian Nonviolence’. This theme defines the 2024 King Holiday Observance events and programming while serving as a compass for all the work we will do this upcoming calendar year and beyond. The pioneering work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. demonstrated that Kingian Nonviolence (Nonviolence365™) is the sustainable solution to injustice and violence in our world, ultimately leading to the creation of the Beloved Community, where injustice ceases and love prevails.

The King Center welcomes and invites you to join this movement for a new future as we strive to cultivate a Beloved Community Mindset, and ultimately transform unjust systems.


Upcoming Events

King Holiday Observance: Be Love Training

  • January 8-9, 2024
  • 11:00 – 2:00 PM

2024 King Holiday Observance Kick-Off Reception

  • Tuesday, January 9, 2024
  • 5:30 – 8:30 pm EST

Beloved Community Virtual Youth Book Reading and Puppetry Presentation

  • Wednesday, January 10, 2024
  • 10:00 – 11:00 AM EST

Beloved Community Global Summit

  • January 10-11, 2024
  • 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. EST

2023 Beloved Community Global Youth Summit

  • Friday, January 12, 2024
  • 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST

2024 Beloved Community Awards

  • Saturday, January 13, 2024
  • Hyatt Regency Atlanta
    Centennial Ballroom
    265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
Beloved Community Commemorative Service

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