The city of Sacramento is celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day with several local and virtual events to honor the civil rights leader.
Nonprofit organization MLK365 is honoring King’s legacy in the annual March for the Dream, a virtual event that you can register online to join. Normally in-person, the event is online due to COVID-19 policies. The UC Davis School of Law is also honoring MLK Day with a virtual annual event featuring speeches from Kevin Johnson, dean of the UC Davis School of Law, keynote speaker Sterling Anderson and more.
There are several in-person parades:
- The Greater Sacramento NAACP and Black Lives Matter will be honoring King with a caravan starting in North Sacramento, featuring decorated cars, floats, motorcycles and more. Shops and vendors will also be selling outside of Sacramento City College, Oak Park Community and Sacramento State University.
- Located at the California State Capitol Museum, the Walk for Justice honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and brings awareness to those who’ve been wrongfully incarcerated. There will feature a rally and march to the front of Governor Newsom's Office at the State Capitol Museum.
- The Sacramento Kings will be hosting community events with the initiative to unite, inspire and call for racial equality and social justice. There will be basketball training clinics as well as several speeches given by members of the community.
- The MLK Celebration Committee are hosting the annual MLK Celebration Sacramento, located at Sacramento State University. This night event is a celebration highlighting an education on King's work and legacy. The event is limited capacity due to COVID policies.