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Each year, CMSS is part of the MLK Collaborative that puts on Springfield’s annual citywide Dr. King Day Celebration at the MassMutual Center.
This event is an important expression of community creativity and solidarity toward healing and change. The annual Dr. King Day Celebration provides all Springfield-area individuals- youth, families, and seniors with an opportunity to celebrate and honor Dr. King’s legacy through a rich tapestry of cultural presentations by community-based organizations. The program includes song, dance, musical performances, and inspirational words by talented youth and adult leaders from the Springfield community. The event reflects the many ways that Dr. King’s life and teachings continue to inspire our community.
The 2024 celebration will feature live performances in the spirit of unity and in the bond of peace from over 500 Springfield youth. Performances include the Springfield CommUnity Chorale led by Vanessa Ford; a dance performance by DREAM Studios led by Ben Smith; an orchestral performance by the MLK Day Festival Orchestra led by Marty Knieriem; and Springfield Public Schools/CMSS Sonido Musica students performing Lean on Me, as well 2023 Edward W. II Oratorical Contest winner Miles Jeffries who will reflect on Dr. King’s legacy of a beloved community.
Door open at 9am for an interactive arts festival, followed by the main event in the MassMutual arena from 11:00am to 1:00pm.
This event is free and open to the public.