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How you can celebrate MLK Day in Tucson

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Martin Luther King Jr.

TUCSON (KVOA) - Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a national holiday honoring the civil rights leader who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for advancing racial equality and social justice.

Dr. King is widely known for his "I Have a Dream" speech, where he rallied from better race relations. He also led several marches, advocating for the civil and economic rights of African Americans. 

He was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee in 1968. 


Whether you are planning to celebrate virtually or in-person, Tucson has just the events for you to attend. 

"It Starts With Me" Tucson MLK Virtual Celebration

The "It Starts With Me" Tucson MLK Virtual Celebration will be virtually held at 10 a.m. on Monday. 

The celebration will feature recorded performances, videos and much more. 

The event will be streamed on various platforms: 

  • IMA Community Action Team Facebook
  • Rising Star Baptist Church Facebook
  • Grace Temple Baptist Church Facebook and YouTube channel
  • City of Tucson YouTube channel

UArizona MLK Celebration Week of Service

The University of Arizona will be hosting local area donation drives, aimed towards helping Youth on Their Own. 

All students, community members and campuses can participate. 

The event will be held Monday into next Sunday, Jan. 22. 

To register, click here

UArizona Day of Integrity: 

The university will be holding an in-person "Interfaith Prayer Service" from 9 to 10 a.m. at the UArizona Mall Main Stage on Tuesday. The service is in partnership with the University Religious Council. 

UArizona Day of Inclusion: 

On Thursday and Friday, the university will be hosting a virtual conference from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. dedicated to diversity and inclusion. 

To register, click here

For more information, visit Dr. MLK Jr. Celebration | Diversity (

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