HHOMA & Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday Commission commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with annual Ecumenical Service on Jan. 18



CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday Commission will host the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Ecumenical Service virtually on Monday, Jan. 18. The public can tune in through the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA) Facebookpage at 9:30 a.m. or from WV Public Broadcasting, the West Virginia Channel at 8 p.m.

The King Center in Atlanta set the 2021 King Holiday theme as “The Urgency of Creating the Beloved Community.” This theme will be showcased throughout the 2021 commemoration.

This year’s commemoration features keynote speaker Dr. Chiquita Howard-Bostic, the Associate Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity and department chair of Sociology, Criminology, and Criminal Justice at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

A program of the virtual service can be accessed here.

“We invite everyone to join us online and hear from our accomplished keynote speaker, Dr. Howard-Bostic, and all other extraordinary participants of the service.” said Commission Chair and HHOMA Executive Director Jill Upson. “You can also virtually applaud the winners of the Living the Dream awards, which recognize those whose service and lives have exemplified the principles and ideals of Dr. King.”

Contact Information

CONTACT: Michelle Petties — Michelle.D.Petties@wv.gov, 304-356-2023