Calendar of Events

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Event Date: Friday, December 4, 2020 - 12:00am

Open to high school seniors at Charlottesville, Albemarle, Monticello, Murray and Western Albemarle High Schools. The theme is "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?" 

Event Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Join the Colonnade Club for a virtual tour of the Lorraine Motel, site of MLK’s assassination.

Event Date: Monday, January 18, 2021 - 12:00am to Sunday, January 31, 2021 - 11:59pm

The Community MLK Celebration's Food Insecurity Subcommittee will be doing an information and fundraising campaign throughout the celebration. Please view the infographic on food insecurity issues in the Charlottesville-Albemarle area. 

Event Date: Monday, January 18, 2021 - 12:00am

The United Way of Greater Charlottesville in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy and AmeriCorps present projects in conjunction with MLK Day of Service.

Event Date: Monday, January 18, 2021 - 7:00pm

Join Alex-Zan for his annual MLK event, Continuing His Dream & Works.

Event Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Following a year of intense activism sparked by the Black Lives Matter Movement, this moderated conversation will discuss the future of race relations and criminal justice reform in America under the incoming Biden administration.

Event Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 6:00pm to 6:45pm

Join us for a talk on how to improve your self-care and those within your community. Liz Ramirez-Weaver will be the speaker of this event, discussing how to handle mental wellness daily, especially during struggles and amidst a pandemic.

Event Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Join us for a conversation with Austin Channing Brown, who will speak to the task of building community out of chaos.

Event Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Dr. Virgil Wood, an Albemarle County, Virginia native will discuss his book In Love We Still Trust:  Lessons We Learned from Martin Luther King, Jr., and Sr. and share his experience attending Hillsboro School in Crozet, Virginia and Albemarle Training School in Charlottesville.

Event Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for an interactive night of self-care exercise involving Zumba dance!

Event Date: Sunday, January 24, 2021 - 4:00pm
Event Location: Virtual via YouTube

This year will be the 36th Annual Community Worship Service commemorating the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Event Date: Monday, January 25, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Please join in on the 2021 Community Read by reading Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? (1967) by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Event Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 12:00am

This video will be released on January 26th with a diverse group of women creating refreshing scrubs that will awaken your pores that anyone can use.

Event Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

As COVID-19 rages on, alumna Dr. Sherita Hill Golden (Med ’94), Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Johns Hopkins Medicine joins Retold and the 2021 Community MLK Celebration for a timely discussion on the interwoven impact of COVID-19 and systemic racism on Americans today. Special introduction by Dr. Maurice Apprey, professor of psychiatric medicine at the UVA School of Medicine and dean of the University’s Office of African-American Affairs.

Event Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Featured in Forbes as an Anti-racism Educator Your Company Needs Now, Torin Perez will inspire us to transform the fierce urgency of this moment into a movement for racial justice.

Event Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

In this fireside chat, Melissa C. Thomas-Hunt, will share her insights into building diverse teams and encouraging leadership skills among them.

Event Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 2:00pm

The story of food and agriculture in Virginia is inseparable from the story of equity and justice in America. This panel will address several ongoing challenges facing the United States food system.

Event Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

The editors of Community Wealth Building and the Reconstruction of American Democracy explore the divide between our democratic aspirations and our current reality, answering questions such as, How can we create and sustain an America that never was, but should be?

Event Date: Friday, January 29, 2021 - 10:30am to 3:00pm

This virtual law school symposium will explore the intersectional nature of race and sex (including LGBTQ+) equality movements, the contributions of activists with intersectional identities, and the potential role of intersectional theories to inform future efforts to advance race and sex equality. The symposium will culminate in a keynote speech by Elaine R. Jones, the first Black woman to graduate from UVA Law School.