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Join us as we commemorate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during events planned January 19th - February 1st, 2019. The theme for the 2019 Community MLK Celebration is “Women in the Movement.” 

"Women in the Movement"

 “Women have been the backbone of the whole Civil Rights movement,” Coretta Scott King observed in 1966. Women played pivotal roles in the fight for Civil Rights during the 1950s and 60s, yet they are sometimes overlooked in history books and conversations about these crucial events. At present, women have assumed leadership and/or founding roles in Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, and other significant social movements.

 

This year’s theme “Women in the Movement” encourages the exploration of the various roles women have played and are playing in social movements throughout history and currently.

 

“Women” and gender should be interpreted broadly, inclusive of trans people and those whose identities do not conform unambiguously to conventional gender roles.