Today is the 25th anniversary of the federal holiday established in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Beginning as early as 8 a.m., various MLK Day activities are taking place around town. Thanks to the folks at nwamlk.org, we were able to put together the following list of events:
MLK Dream Keeper Community Service Programs
Youth Prayer Breakfast
UA Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House – 491 N. Razorback Rd – 8:00 a.m.
University of Arkansas HPER Building – 9:30 a.m.
Sponsored by NWA MLK Planning Committee & UA Intramural Sports, Intercollegiate Athletes
MLK March/City Awards Program
Walton Arts Center Parking Lot – 11:15 a.m.
Inclement Weather Location: University of Arkansas Union – Verizon Ballroom
Sponsored by NWA MLK Planning Committee & City of Fayetteville
University of Arkansas Union, Verizon Ballroom – 12:00 noon
Sponsored by UA Associated Student Government & Black Students Association
15th Annual Recommitment Banquet
Fayetteville Town Center ~ 15 West Mountain – 7:00 p.m.
Featured Speaker: Charles Stewart – Chair, AR Black Hall of Fame & Former CEO, Heifer International
Sponsored by NWA MLK Planning Committee
Elsewhere, there’s an MLK Day of Service event in South Fayetteville, and a few live music options this evening.
- NWA Center for Equality: MLK Sign Making, Rally, and March
- Pesto Cafe: Darren Ray
- The Perk: Open acoustic jam
- George’s Majestic Lounge: Sarah Slaton / Sarah Hughes