Honor Dr. King with a weekend of events celebrating MLK Day 2021

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Celebrate the vision and impact of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., or enjoy some pop-up events, with Houston MLK Day 2021 with virtual commemorations, live events, and more from Friday, January 15 to MLK Day, Monday, January 18, 2021.

Although the events may look different this year, there are still plenty of chances to honor Dr. King, or just enjoy an extra day off, in 2021.

Martin Luther King Day 2021 Commemorations & Events in Houston 

Friday, January 15, 2021

  • Rothko Chapel’s 2021 MLK Birthday Celebration with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor | Virtual | FREE with RSVP – On the day of Dr. King’s actual birthday, author and assistant professor at Princeton University’s Department of African-American Studies, Taylor will speak on “The Radical King and the Quest to Change America”. Following will be a Q&A with Black Lives Matter: Houston’s lead organizer Brandon Mack. Suggested donations of $5 to $20 welcome. 6pm. 

Saturday, January 16, 2021

MLK Day, Monday, January 18, 2021

Social Distancing & COVID-19

As we enter into the vaccination phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, medical experts still advise that we have a way to go before we achieve herd immunity and can safely resume pre-pandemic activities. In the meantime, you can remain vigilant in protecting yourself against the coronavirus by continuing to wear face masks when in public spaces, practice social distancing of at least six feet, limit your touching of surfaces, and frequently use hand sanitizer or soap and water to keep your hands clean.

While the Governor of Texas has lifted mandatory mask orders and capacity limits, most businesses are still requiring face masks to enter and enforcing reduced capacity. Familiarize with your destination’s policies ahead of time and please respect their public safety precautions.

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