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

Businesses and organizations in Houston have opened under modified protocols, following guidelines administered by local health officials, the State of Texas and CDC. At this time, guidance from experts urges people to continue wearing 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.

Although vaccines have been approved and distribution has begun, supplies are still limited. Health officials have severely cautioned that it will take until late spring 2021 before the U.S. might be able to expect a level of herd immunity. In the meantime, masks are strongly advised to help curb the increasing spread of COVID-19 this winter.

Before heading out, take time to familiarize with your destination’s requirements or restrictions at this moment, and be sure to contact them ahead of time with any questions or concerns.

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