MLK Community Conversation: Every Voice Heard, Every Vote Counted
Friday, Jan. 14, 7 pm; Virtual panel discussion. Our Civil Rights and 1st Amendment Speech is in grave danger throughout the country, Tennessee and in our own communities. This event will present a discussion of the problem and what we can do to save our basic rights. Panelists: Councilperson Seema Singh (Knoxville City Council), Denise Dean (East Tennessee Freedom Schools), Julie Gautreau (Knox County Election Commission), Mariam Husain (SEEED).
Register for the zoom meeting here: MLK Conversation. A zoom invitation will be sent after registration. Sponsored by Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance, Beck Cultural Exchange Center, and Greater Knoxville Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission.
Blount County MLK Celebration Committee 2022 Events:
Community religious service Sunday, January 16, 4pm; Rest Haven Baptist Church, 224 East Watt Street, Alcoa. Speaker Rev. Peter Kenny Pastor of Williamson Chapel UMC in Maryville.
Community Celebration, Monday, January 17, 2pm; Nutt Theatre, Clayton Center, Maryville College. Speaker: Mr. Cassius Cash, Superintendent of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Mobile Food Pantry, Saturday, January 15th – 9am-2pm at Monte Vista Church Niles Ferry Road Maryville TN.
Wine Tasting & Fundraiser, 5 pm, Sunday, Jan. 16: Hosted by Blount County Democratic Party Districts 6 & 7. Suggested per person donation $30-$50, required (any amount is appreciated.) Register here secure.actblue.com/donate/mfwine. The Friendsville location details will be sent with your ActBlue receipt. The event will include 4 unique and inspiring California wines along with food pairings. Ice tea will also be available. Can’t make the event? Your donation is important and appreciated. You must be 18 years old to contribute.