Dr. King Celebration
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Virtual170 Patterson Avenue, New Jersey 07702
SHREWSBURY, NJ (Dec. 14, 2020) – All are welcome to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at a free, virtual event hosted by the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County at 8 a.m. on Friday, January 15, 2021.
The 32nd annual community commemoration will be live on Zoom for the first time due to COVID-19.
Keynote speaker will be Kerwin Webb, Youth and Young Adult pastor at Second Baptist Church in Asbury Park and president of the Greater Red Bank Area NAACP.
A highlight of the event will be the presentation of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Human Dignity Award to Gwendolyn Love, executive director of Lunch Break. The award honors an individual who reflects Dr. King’s principles and ideals in philosophy and action.
The event will also feature the two grand prize winners of the Dr. King student essay contest, who will share their winning essays. Both students will receive a $1,500 education scholarship, sponsored by Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey Natural Gas, and Porter Plus Realty.
To register for the event or to learn more, visit www.ymcanj.org/MLK.