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January 15 -17: Martin Luther King Day Events

January 17

Join the community in honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and his dream of creating the Beloved Community. Planned local MLK Day events include:

A virtual celebration hosted by African American organizations on Sat., Jan 15, 12pm-2pm. For more information call 808-783-8969 or send email to

The Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Peacemaker Award ceremony at Church of the Crossroads held via Zoom on Sun., Jan. 16 at 10:30am. Call 808-949-2220 or email office@ churchofthecrossroads for the Zoom link.

The Hawaii Martin Luther King Jr. Coalition’s annual MLK Celebration Parade is slated for Mon., Jan. 17, starting at 9 a.m. at Magic Island. For more information, visit

• The Hawaii NAACP will host a donation drive to honor King’s public service legacy, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mon., Jan 17. Donations will benefit the Hawaii Foodbank and the Ma‘i Movement. Drop off nonperishable food items and feminine hygiene products to the Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, Pacific Buddhist Academy, Aiea Hongwanji Mission or Windward Buddhist Temple. To donate money directly, visit and donate.

If youʻre searching for a way to honor and celebrate civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., consider visiting the AmeriCorps website and participating in The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. AmeriCorps says the day “is a defining moment each year when Americans across the country step up to make our communities more equitable and take action to create the Beloved Community of Dr. King’s dream…His example is our call to action.” Learn more by clicking here.

Looking for organizations that focus on serving the Black LGBTQ+ community? Visit the It Gets Better resources page by clicking here.