Annual MLK Diversity Celebration

Monday, January 20, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Kepler Performing & Visual Arts Education Center

The annual celebration is open to the community, includes music and dance followed by a light reception. The celebration will feature keynote speaker Dr. Jason Ottley, race scholar and social justice advocate. In a brief message entitled “Walk It Like I Talk It,” Dr. Ottley will challenge the audience to make the pledge of "walking the walk and talking the talk." The celebration will end with a dramatic rendition of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, performed by the Reverend Darin Mency, from Hagerstown’s Greater Campher Temple. Audiences have enjoyed Reverend Mency’s iconic performance since the inception of HCC’s annual celebration. We’re pleased this year’s event brings back Mike Marsh as emcee, will included performances by Zachary Worthy, The Worthy Brothers, the HCC Dance Company, HCC’s Children’s Learning Center choir, the Noland Dance Krew of the Boys and Girls Club of Washington County, and will feature a poster presentation of the “We Cannot Walk Alone” theme by HCC’s graphic design students. Members of HCC’s Black Student Union will serve as ushers and a light reception will follow the event. Consider making this “day off” a “day on” by participating in this celebration honoring Dr. King’s legacy.