Chattanooga area MLK events go virtual due to pandemic

Staff File Photo By C.B. Schmelter / Members of the Howard School marching band walk past a mural of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while lining up for a memorial parade and march along M.L. King Boulevard as part of the Unity Group of Chattanooga's 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Week celebration.

The Unity Group of Chattanooga has announced the following virtual and in-person events for the 52nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Week Celebration:

Black Flight: The Impact of Market-Based Urban Renewal in Chattanooga

Presenter: Dr. Ken Chilton, Tennessee State University asociate professor.

6 p.m. Sunday via Zoom; register at bit.ly/black-flight

2022- What's New About Voting?

Facilitator: Hamilton County Voters Coalition.

7 p.m. Monday via Zoom; register at bit.ly/newaboutvoting.

Community and the Courts: Criminal Justice Issues in 2022

Presenter: [CALEB] Chattanoogans in Action for Love, Equality and Benevolence.

7 p.m. Tuesday via Zoom; register at bit.ly/community-courts

Making Our Communities Decent & Safe Places to Live

Facilitator: Bro. Kevin Muhammad.

7 p.m. Thursday via Zoom; register at bit.ly/makesafecommunities

Riots are the Voices of the Unheard

Presenter: Pastor Charlotte S. N.N. Williams.

6 p.m. Jan. 14 via Zoom; register at bit.ly/voices-unheard

Continuing the Movement for Community Control

Presenter: Community Control Now Coalition.

7 p.m. Jan. 15 via Zoom; register at bit.ly/CommunityControl-Jan15

COVID-19 is not dead

Presenter: Chattanooga-Hamilton County Branch NAACP.

7 p.m. Jan. 16 via Zoom; register at bit.ly/covidisnotdead

Beloved Community Gathering

1 p.m. Jan. 17 in Miller Park (Due to COVID-19 concerns, the annual MLK Day Parade for 2022 is canceled. The gathering in Miller Park will adhere to COVID-19 protocols, including masks and social distancing.)

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