EventsVirtual Commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday

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Virtual Commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM


The San Jose Public Library has partnered with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Committee to commemorate the 92nd birthday anniversary of Dr. King by remembering his real legacy and considering how he would respond to this current critical inflexion point in our history with the question he once posed, "Where do we go from here?" and his call to move from "chaos to community!"

Speakers include:

  • Tiffany E. Garcia, SJPL Librarian, welcoming remarks
  • Mary Celestin, founder, San Jose Strong
  • Rev. Jethroe Moore, president, NAACP San Jose/Silicon Valley
  • Prof. Scott Myers-Lipton, San Jose State University
  • Maricela Gutiérrez, executive director of SIREN
  • Raven Malone, BLM activist and past candidate for Palo Alto City Council
  • Lucila Chávez, co-founder, San José Roll Call
  • Tomara Hall, founder of TEYA and past candidate for SJUSD Board
  • A. Selvaraj, executive committee member, Ambedkar King Study Circle
  • Dr. Sharat G. Lin, San Jose Peace and Justice Center & Human Agenda

The program will open with Indian Parai drum music.

Recommended for teens and adults.

Registration is required to receive a link and password. Deadline to sign-up will be 1 hour before the program begins.

Links and passwords will be emailed at least 30 minutes before the program. The virtual room will open 3 minutes before the program begins. We do recommend everyone "arrive" at least 10 minutes before the program to ensure you are able to enter the "room".

If you do not receive an email with the program link at least 30 minutes before the program begins, please check your spam and other folders.

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*Reminder - Those not on the Guest List will not be considered registered, and will not receive a virtual "ticket". Registration accepted on a first come first serve basis.

To request an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act for library-sponsored events, please call 408-808-2000 at least three business days prior to the event.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Suitable for:
Adults, ages 18+
Teens, ages 12-18
Seniors, ages 65+
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