43rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ceremony

Join us for the 43rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ceremony on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at 11:00 am. This year’s celebration will be virtual. To slow the spread of COVID-19, the State's Stay Home Order prevents public gatherings.

“Contra Costa County welcomes the public to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and help us honor a Humanitarian and Student Humanitarian of the Year. These honorees serve the residents of Contra Costa with dedication and heart. Together, we will commemorate Dr. King and commit to continuing our work together to address issues of racial injustice and inequality in our communities,” said Board Chair, Supervisor Diane Burgis.

The theme of the event is “Silence is Not an Option.” Countywide recognition will be given to the Adult Humanitarian of the Year, Velma Wilson from Antioch, and the Student Humanitarian of the Year, Kimyatta Newby, a recent graduate of Middle College High School in San Pablo. Their stories of leadership, advocacy, and service have impacted Contra Costa County, its residents, and communities, and reflect the spirit of Dr. King’s work and achievements.

See full press release (PDF). See Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ceremony Program (PDF).

The ceremony will air live on www.contracosta.ca.gov, www.contracostatv.org, or on Contra Costa Television (CCTV): Comcast Cable Channel 27, ATT/U-Verse Channel 99, and WAVE Channel 32. 

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