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MassMutual Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
January 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
On Monday, January 20, 2020, Springfield’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration will take place at the MassMutual Center. This celebration unites our community in a common purpose, providing a collective expression of hope and healing at a critical time for our communities, our nation, and the world. Our celebration invites people to come together and experience the power that each one of us has to make a difference as neighbors and friends.
Four area organizations will host this year’s Dr. King Day Celebration. This annual citywide event is a collaborative celebration hosted by Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Services, Community Music School of Springfield, D.R.E.A.M Studios and Springfield College.
Music and dance performances will provide inspiration and reflection on the legacy of Dr. King and the continued struggle for social justice in communities across the country. The Dr. King Day Celebration seeks to bring our community together to work toward the dream Dr. King so eloquently spoke of over 50 years ago.
This year’s theme, “In Times Like These,” will feature performances by over 800 young people from Springfield including CMSS’ Sonido Musica/Springfield Public School Partnership programs; the Springfield Community Chorale, gospel and inspirational music in the spirit of unity and in the bond of peace, led by Vanessa Ford; a dramatic performance by DREAM Studios; CMSS’ Martin Luther King Day Festival Orchestra led by Marty Knieriem; an oratorical selection by Kendrick Hewitt and much more.
The Dr. King Day Celebration is free and open to the public of all ages, and accessible to hearing impaired and mobility impaired individuals. MassMutual Center is located in downtown Springfield, close to public transportation. For more information please contact any of the partnering organizations or visit their websites.