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 16th, 2023.
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 2023 is ‘Cultivating a Beloved Community Mindset to Transform Unjust Systems’. This theme defines the 2023 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.
- PRESS CONFERENCE
Thursday, Jan. 5th
- NV365 TRAINING
Monday, Jan. 9th – Tuesday, Jan. 10th
- KICKOFF RECEPTION
Tuesday, Jan. 10th
- CHILDREN’S BOOK READING
Wednesday, Jan. 11th
- BELOVED COMMUNITY GLOBAL SUMMIT/ YOUTH SUMMIT
Thursday, Jan. 12th – Friday, Jan. 13th
Friday, Jan. 13th
- BELOVED COMMUNITY AWARDS
Saturday, Jan. 14th
- BELOVED COMMUNITY COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE
Monday, Jan. 16th
- DAY OF SERVICE
Monday, Jan. 16th