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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Virtual Celebration

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Scheduled Events

10:15 a.m. — Opening Remarks

Riti Grover, Library Director

11:00 a.m. — Vehicle Procession

Watch the live stream on Facebook.

To honor our tradition of marching, in remembrance of Dr. King and the Civil Rights activists, while keeping our community safe we are going back to the beginning. When FCL began this tradition, over 25 years ago, we marched from the Costick Activities Center to First AME Church (FAME) of Farmington Hills on the campus of Nardin Park Church. This year we will be recognizing the power of assembly by driving this route while passengers hold signs of protest and solidarity.

Giving Opportunity- Help others stay warm this winter! Bring your donations of hats, mittens, socks, and scarves to be collected during the vehicle procession at Nardin Park United Methodist. Donations will be going to Crossroads of Michigan and The NOAH Project Detroit, both of which help those experiencing homelessness in Michigan. Drop off can be done during the vehicle procession. As you enter the East drive of Nardin Park United Methodist, proceed under the Portico. Nardin Park Church volunteers with masks on will be there to safely receive your donations directly from your vehicle.

Vehicle Procession directions- Enter the Costick Center property through Gate 4 at Eleven Mile Rd. and William M. Costick Dr. Proceed straight. Take the first left into the parking lot and form a procession.

Follow the vehicle procession and exit out of the Costick Center by turning right on Eleven Mile Road. Follow Eleven Mile Road to First AME Church (FAME) of Farmington Hills at Nardin Park United Methodist, enter the church property from the East entrance, follow the drive around, and exit from the West entrance.

Costick Activities Center: 28600 W Eleven Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48336

First AME Church (FAME) of Farmington Hills at Nardin Park United Methodist: 29887 W Eleven Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48336

2:00 p.m. — Keynote: Farmington IDEA Panel Discussion

Come hear an enlightening conversation around race and racism with local students. Farmington IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Acceptance), student clubs offered throughout Farmington and Farmington Hills schools, will be our panelists for the discussion. Moderated by Farmington Public Schools Dr. Bobbie Goodrum, Assistant Superintendent of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, this conversation will add the often overlooked youth voice to our community conversation. Please register here and include your email to receive the Zoom link for the discussion.

7:00 p.m. — Book Discussion and Dialogue

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Join us for an evening of literature and dialogue. Farmington Public Schools and Farmington Community Library have partnered to host a series of community wide book discussions on race and racism. We are kicking off our series on January 18, a day in which we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Please register here and include your email to receive the Zoom link for the discussion.

The Farmington Community Library has multiple copies of The Underground Railroad for check out. Call us at 248-553-0300 and we can hold a copy, if available, at whichever location is most convenient.

On Demand Events

Available Monday, January 18

Statements from Elected Officials

Recorded remarks from community leaders upon the significance of Dr. King’s legacy and the importance of celebrating this day in our community.

Community Statements

Story Readers

Student Artists

Writing and music submissions expressing what this day means to you.

Pre-Event Opportunities

For Kids: The History of Protests & the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Learn about the history of marching for civil rights and the significance of protest movements, and enjoy 2 stories with Miss Lisa. Check out the video below!

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