Items tagged: MLK Countywide Celebration

Community Coalition Holds Virtual Meeting

On January 12, the Champaign County Community Coalition hosted their monthly meeting via Zoom. Law enforcement leadership from Champaign, Urbana, the Sheriff’s Dept., and U of I and Parkland Police Depts. shared updates regarding community violence as well as community engagement initiatives like Shop With A Cop. There were also community updates from LIFT Champaign […]


Award Recipients Announced for the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration

The MLK Countywide Committee and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Advocacy for Justice Committee are pleased to announce the names of those being honored at the 20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration being held on January 17, 2021. Three community members will be honored with a prestigious award in recognition of […]


Call for Nominations Now Open to Honor the Legacy of Dr. King

As we prepare to honor the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we are excited to announce a new collaboration between the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Committee and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Advocacy for Justice Committee, Inc. The combined celebration will be held virtually on […]


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration a Huge Success

The Countywide Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee presented three awards that upheld the ideals of Dr. King at a celebration on January 17 at The Vineyard Church in Urbana. The event began with hors d’oeuvres at 3:00 p.m. and the program started at 4:00 p.m.  The keynote speaker was Dr. Sampson Davis, an […]


Award Recipients Announced for the 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration

Four prestigious community awards will be presented to individuals and organizations that uphold the principles and ideals of Dr. King during the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration on January 17, 2020. The 2020 award recipients include: • Pastor Rickey E. Parks – Winner of the Doris Hoskins Prestigious Community Service Award • Austin’s […]


Rev. Dr. Martin King, Jr. Countywide Celebration Call for Nominations Coming Soon!

Rev. Dr. Martin King, Jr. Countywide Celebration Call for Nominations Coming Soon! The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration is scheduled for Friday, January 13, 2017 at Parkland College. The theme for the 2017 event is:  “Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.” Each year, the Cities of Champaign and Urbana […]