MLK Day Celebration - Monday January 15th

MLK Day Celebration 

Monday January 15, 2018

Veterans Memorial Auditorium

525 Main Street

Program begins at 10am

Post event refreshments in the adjacent cafeteria at 11am

All Welcome 

     The Wakefield Human Rights Commission, in partnership with the Wakefield Public Schools, is hosting a celebration on Monday, January 15, 2018 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his work promoting civil and human rights for all. The program will consist of:


- Presentation of the MLK service awards to a student (Rachel Semel), adult (Kevin Dua) and organization (Wakefield Alliance Against Violence) in Wakefield working to promote civil and human rights

- Speakers including WHS graduate Sectra Okundaye - Miss Massachusetts Collegiate America 2018 and founder Angels Touch World a nonprofit charity she started at 15 to help raise funds and awareness for orphans in Nigeria.

- Music from members of the Wakefield Community Choir

- Performances and readings from Wakefield students including: Katie Patt, Galvin Middle School
Claire Donahue, Galvin Middle School
Samantha Prosperi & Anna Buswell, Wakefield High School
Talat Aman, Wakefield High School
Rocco Patel, Boston College High School 

The program is for all ages and will run from 10-11am following by refreshments in the cafeteria.

We will also be doing a service-related activity for kids and adults in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield.

Food donations to the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry are also being collected.

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.