Sat, Jan 15|
VIRTUAL MLK YOUTH DAY
A FREE DAY OF ACTIVITIES UPLIFTING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF DR. KING WITH OPPORTUNITIES TO GET INVOLVED WITH THE COMMUNITY.
Time & Location
Jan 15, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM CST
About the Event
MLK Youth Day Goes Virtual to Fight COVID-19
Selma, AL - The Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth, and Reconciliation (SCNTR) announced Tuesday that the MLK Youth Day event planned for Saturday, January 15th, 2022 will take place virtually to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The event, originally planned to take place at the Historic Riverfront Park as a part of the MLK Weekend activities, planned a day of engagement opportunities for youth. Now, because of the switch to virtual, content will now be available on the SCNTR’s Facebook and Instagram pages throughout the entire day that can be viewed and shared on demand. The decision was made amid the rising spikes in COVID-19 and the Omicron Variant.
Drew Glover, Senior Community Organizer at the SCNTR, has said that the event planned to connect youth to organizations around Selma, AL is still planning to be a success. “Even though we won’t be able to be together in person, it doesn't change the need for youth to be involved in the community,'' Glover said. “We are creating an opportunity for young folks to get involved and help achieve the vision of Selma 2030 and the creation of the Beloved Community.”
Participants are encouraged to follow the SCNTR on Facebook (@scntr) and Instagram (@selma_scntr) to stay up to date on what is happening, and to get entered to win a drawing for prizes and other awesome stuff.
For more information please contact Drew Glover at firstname.lastname@example.org
MLK Youth Day is an event co-presented by the Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth, and Reconciliation, the Black Belt Community Foundation, and THRT Selma in partnership with the The Delta Pi Lamda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity,Inc..
MLK Youth Day 2022 is a day dedicated to providing youth opportunities to get actively involved in our community. This is an awesome chance for youth and local residents to learn about organizations, businesses, and opportunities to engage with community activities. Starting at 9:00am on Saturday, January 15th, the SCNTR will post updates and video information throughout the day with important links to get involved around Selma, AL.
At 2:00pm CST the SCNTR, in partnership with BBCF and THRT, will host a live discussion with local youth in Selma in order to create space for them to share what they are doing to make the community better and what support they need to improve the lives of them and their peers.
Featuring performances by:
RAZOR (Hip Hop Dance)
Live singing by Kerry's Daughter!
For questions contact Drew Glover at email@example.com