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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The community is invited to join Mayor Venezia and the Town Council, Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill and other distinguished guests for a virtual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. The event will take place today at 4pm over Zoom.
“Today we invite all members of our community to join us in celebrating the life of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” said Mayor Venezia. “We have a number of exciting guests that will join us this afternoon and I thank them for taking time out of their busy schedules to be a part of this.”
Additional guests include Dr. Khalila Brown-Dean, Associate Provost and Professor of Political Science at Quinnipiac University and Reverend Vernon Miller.
“Every year on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we celebrate and honor the life of a man that changed America and helped lead us closer towards equality,” said Councilwoman Dr. Wartyna Davis. “Though we have come a long way as a nation since Dr. King was alive, we still have work to do on the path to equality.”
Essay awards will be presented by the Bloomfield Commission on Civil Rights and community service awards will be presented to the Bloomfield Educational Foundation, Bloomfield MLK Season of Service Committee, Bloomfield Pride, and Neighbor to Neighbor Network.
To join the celebration go to https://tinyurl.com/MLK-Jr-Day-Celebration.