2022 WNCC Martin Luther King, Jr Commemoration

“Infinite Hope: Honoring the Legacy-Advancing the Vision -Fulfilling the Vision of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” 

 Saturday, January 15, 2022 

10:00-11:30 AM 

Ways to watch:
  • FB Live
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  • Zoom
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Keynote Speaker

Reverend Nelson Johnson, Executive Director of the Beloved Community Center-Greensboro NC.

Rev, Johnson is a fervent advocate for civil rights. At the Beloved Community Center, he and his colleagues work to bring together the homeless, the imprisoned, impoverished neighborhoods, and other disenfranchised groups in the spirit of mutual support and community. Guided by his three-part emphasis of diversity, justice and democracy, Rev. Johnson centers his efforts on facilitating a process of comprehensive community building, which include a convergence of racial and ethnic diversity, social and economic justice, and genuine participatory democracy.


2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Youth and Young Adult Contest!!! 


Additionally, there will be a Youth Art and Essay Contest. The prompt is:

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King  Jr. believed that violence, injustice, and hate in our world must stop. What can you do to stand up for peace, justice and love in our world?
The response to this contest may be: An Original Essay (350 words or less) An Original Picture/Drawing, An Original Photograph, An Original Sculpture, An Original Painting, An Original Poem.
The contest is open to: Elementary, Middle School and High School Students.
Three cash awards will be awarded in each category.
Winners will be announced at the WNC Virtual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Service. The winning submissions will also be highlighted at this Zoom event.

The deadline for submissions is January 4, 2022.
Submit contest entries to Mrs. Tina McLendon @ tinajmclendon@aol.com.

This event and contest is sponsored by: WNCC-Justice and Reconciliation Team (J&R), WNCC Commission on Religion and RACE (CORR), WNCC Black Methodist for Church Renewal (BMCR).