Our separate struggles are really one—a struggle for freedom, for dignity and for humanity.”
--Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This year, amid COVID-19 concerns, we have reimagined the longstanding Martin Luther King Jr. Community Leaders’ breakfast in an effort to keep our community safe, while celebrating and sharing Dr. King’s legacy and his impact here in our local area. Today, as the nation copes with the vestiges of systemic racism and dreams deferred, Dr. King’s legacy of non-violent, transformational social justice is more important now than ever before.
This year, the 43rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Leaders’ Celebration will be broadcast and streamed virtually on Monday, January 18 at 9am. For the very first time, we are pleased to be able to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy with an estimated one hundred thousand households throughout the Richmond and Hampton Roads’ areas through a new media partnership with WTVR-CBS 6 in Richmond, VA and its sister station, WTKR CBS 3, in Hampton Roads. In addition, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) has joined with us in a shared effort to achieve the economic justice Dr. King sought by increasing educational attainment opportunities among underrepresented communities.
During the broadcast, we will not only reflect on Dr. King’s legacy and his local impact, but also we will recognize leaders and organizations both in Richmond and in the Hampton Roads regions whose efforts embody Dr. King’s spirit of selfless giving for the benefit of our “beloved community.”
We are excited to share this special opportunity for remembrance, reconciliation and reclamation with you through several sponsorship and giving levels.
“The measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” --Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.