Martin Luther King, Jr. State Holiday Commission

​​​2023 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events 

Annual Ecumenical Service 

Annual Ecumenical Service

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by joining us for the 2023 Ecumenical Service at the West Virginia Culture Center Monday, Jan. 16.


January 16

9:30 a.m.

Governor Jim Justice’s Facebook Page

Governor Jim Justice’s YouTube Channel

HHOMA’s Facebook Page

January 23

7:30 p.m.

WV Public Broadcasting, the West Virginia Channel

This year’s Ecumenical Service features keynote speaker Asra Nomani, a native of Fairmont, WV. 

Asra Nomani is Senior Fellow in the Practice of Journalism at Independent Women’s Network, the national grassroots and advocacy arm of Independent Women’s Voice. 

A former reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Nomani is cofounder of Coalition for TJ, a group of parents and community members in Virginia that have brought a historic case advocating for academic excellence and equal rights to the courts. She is cofounder of the Pearl Project, an investigative reporting initiative, and cofounder of the Muslim Reform Movement.

The Ecumenical Service will also include a segment honoring the 2023 Living the Dream Award recipients. These awards are given to individuals who exemplify, through action or personal traits, the principles and ideals of Martin Luther King, Jr. in his pursuit of social change. 

Annual Celebration of Diversity Awards - Awards Ceremony  

Annual Celebration of Diversity Awards Ceremony

Join us as we recognize the talented student winners of the Project on Racism Contest and 39th Annual Poster Competition!


January 14 at 12 p.m.

HHOMA’s Facebook Page

HHOMA’s YouTube Channel

January 23 at 7:30 p.m.

WV Public Broadcasting, the West Virginia Channel

Click to view previous programs:

2022 MLK Program
2021 MLK ​Program
2020 MLK Program
2019 MLK Program
MLK Program 2018
MLK Program 2017
MLK Program 2016
MLK Program 2015
MLK Program 2014

MLK State Holiday Commission
State Capitol
 Building 1, Room 35
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25305

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