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Join us in celebration of the life and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for the 40th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance. This observance, traditionally featuring a gospel concert, interfaith community dialogue, youth program, and dinner celebration, has been the largest celebration held in Maine in Dr. King's honor. This year's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance will not disappoint, and while we cannot come together in a ballroom, we invite you to spend the Holiday with us for a Virtual Teach-In and Call To Action.
"If Not Us, Then Who? If Not Now, Then When?" was first asked by Rep. John Lewis, who passed in 2020 after serving in the US Congress for over 3 decades, when he refused to leave a lunch counter in Nashville as part of protests against racial segregation. Rep. John Lewis' words are still significant questions to ask in 2021.
Tickets this year will be sold on a sliding scale, from free to $100. We encourage those who can to help cover the costs for those who are unable to pay for a ticket. Money raised through tickets and sponsorships will help offer honoraria to presenters and musicians and to seed a new fund to create fellowships, internships and other paid opportunities for African Americans, Latinx, Indigenous and other people of color to advance racial equity and justice in our public policy.
Join us: maine-initiatives.networkforgood.com/events/25770-40th-annual-martin-luther-king-jr-day-celebration
Additionally, we are reactivating and reinvigorating the Portland NAACP Branch. We require 100 people to express interest in branch membership. Information on governance and volunteer opportunities will follow. Please add your name in support: naacp.me/2020/ ... See MoreSee Less
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