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Burlington will play host to several events in the coming days related to Monday’s commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The civil-rights leader who was assassinated in Memphis in 1968 will be honored with events including lectures and music. Those activities will take place at locations including a church in the Old North End and at the University of Vermont. Events will be held in person, but livestream links will also be available for remote viewing.
Here’s a rundown of what to expect between Jan. 16 and Jan. 25 in Burlington.
3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, the Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center presents a remembrance of King that features anti-racist writer/educator Tim Wise; a civil-rights panel titled “What Would Dr. King Say If He Was Alive Today?”; music from the Montpelier Community Gospel Choir; remarks from U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vermont; and young people reading excerpts from King’s speeches, St. Joseph Cathedral, 29 Allen St., Burlington. Free to attend in-person or online. www.gbmrc.org
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, the University of Vermont hosts Christine M. Crawford, associate director of medical student education and an assistant professor in psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine, discussing “Impact of Racism and Trauma on Black Mental Health,” Sullivan Classroom, Medical Education Center 200. The talk is part of the Larner College of Medicine Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Health Equity Lecture Series. Free to attend or view via Zoom link. https://med.uvm.edu/diversityinclusion
4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, Damon A. Williams, author of the book “Strategic Diversity Leadership and the Chief Diversity Officer,” discusses “Looking Back, and Looking Ahead: Manifesting the Dream of Inclusive Excellence,” Ira Allen Chapel, UVM. Free to attend or view online; tickets required. https://www.uvm.edu/diversity/signature-events/mlk
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