Martin Luther King was one of the greatest activists of the past century. His words and actions continue to reverberate throughout our culture and his teachings continue to inspire. On Monday, January 16 at 9 am, the MLK Community Festival will be celebrating his impact on society, along with the diversity and multi-culturalism of Austin. Celebrate the life of one of America’s most important figures and enjoy a wonderful assortment of music and other festivities.
Starting at the MLK Statue on the University of Texas campus at 9 am, the event will start with a short program. After that, people will then march to the south steps of the State Capitol for another short program before continuing on to the historic Huston-Tillotson University, where the fun festivities will begin. The activities will begin as soon as the marchers arrive on location and will last until 3 pm. There will be vendors of all types along with local musical talent.
Included with all the fun, the Capital Area Food Bank will be accepting canned or non-perishable goods. You can drop off your donations in receptacles placed all throughout the march’s route. For more information, you can call 512-657-3064.