Here is a sampling of online events honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his civil rights leadership.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Togetherhood Celebration: The City of Glendale presents the 5th annual event — virtually this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic — noon Jan. 14 (bit.ly/3qjbbEI). The Rev. Bryant T. Marks Sr., founder and CEO of the National Training Institute on Race and Equality, and a psychology professor at Morehouse College, is the keynote speaker. Ways to watch include the city’s Facebook here: www.facebook.com/MyGlendale/, and YouTube here: www.youtube.com/myglendale. Check the website for other viewing choices. www.glendaleca.gov/webevent
50th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Brotherhood Celebration – Online: YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles, Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation present a multimedia event with keynote speaker Stedman Graham, CEO at S. Graham and Associates, 9 a.m. Jan. 15. Honorees: Dave Roberts, manager, Los Angeles Dodgers (Brotherhood Award), and Sharon Robinson, vice-chair of the Jackie Robinson Foundation (Human Dignity Award). Celebration is live streamed from the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in Los Angeles. Register in advance here: bit.ly/38BfMvU.
2021 MLK Day Celebration – A Virtual Festival from California African American Museum: The online event celebrating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. begins with music from the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, 10 a.m. Jan. 18, followed by a Martin Luther King study group, 11 a.m., followed by a panel discussion “Black Workers and Social Justice: From Memphis, 1968, to Today,” 1 p.m., and a family story time and poetry workshop, 2:30 p.m. Free. Make a reservation to receive the Zoom instructions here: caamuseum.org/programs/special-events/mlk-day-celebration-2021. www.caamuseum.org
MLK Service Celebration – City of Santa Clarita: Santa Clarita Mayor Bill Miranda, members of the city council and the Human Relations Roundtable present a video on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., 10 a.m., and rebroadcast at 7 p.m., on Jan. 18. The city encourages residents to perform “Acts of Kindness and Service” with ideas found here: scvhumanrelations.com. Watch the program on City of Santa Clarita Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/cityofsantaclarita or YouTube channel here: bit.ly/2LsuA76
Kingdom Day Parade 2021 – Virtual ABC-7 broadcast special: The annual in-person parade in Los Angeles has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic but the parade’s organizers, with partner ABC-7, present a look back at previous parades plus special guest commentaries on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s civil rights leadership and legacy, 11 a.m. Jan. 18 on ABC-7. Find more information about the parade and the history of Congress of Racial Equality of California on the website. 844-454-6432; 323-934-3683. kingdomdayparade.org