Ausable Chasm, N.Y. – For the first time in two years, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration will take place in-person at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, January 16, 2023 at the Newman Center in Plattsburgh, NY. The annual program is free and open to the public. In 2020 and 2021, the celebrations were held virtually, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee is looking forward to welcoming attendees back in person.
This year’s celebration will feature speaker Allison Heard, SUNY Plattsburgh Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Allison is a native of Chicago, Illinois. She earned both her bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Vermont in Burlington. Event organizers said Allison will certainly bring a profound and memorable message to recognize this important day. Martin Luther King Jr. promoted nonviolence to seek equality for all people. In her role as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Vice President, Allison will promote and emphasize the importance of recognizing everyone equally.
Photo at top: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Wikimedia Commons photo.