Community MLK Celebration Offers Diverse Perspectives, Experiences

University of Virginia and area community organizations are offering a variety of events as part of this year’s recognition of the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

While the federal holiday will be observed Monday, UVA and community partners will hold events beginning Sunday and continuing through Jan. 31.

“Partnering with various groups and the community amplifies the impact of the annual Community MLK Celebration,” said Meghan Faulkner, chief of staff at UVA’s Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. “It brings diverse perspectives, expertise and experiences to the table, enriching the dialogue and ensuring a more comprehensive approach to the planning efforts. We hope that bringing together this diverse group helps to generate positive change, both on and off Grounds.”