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Town of Amherst Human Rights Commission Martin Luther King Jr. Day Program

Event Details

January 15, 2020
4:00 pm

Steps of Amherst Town Hall
United States
Free admission

The Amherst Humans Rights Commission invites you to a program celebrating the legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Please gather at the front steps of Amherst Town Hall. 


  • Opening Remarks: Matthew Charity, Human Rights Commission Chair
  • Reading of the 2020 MLK Proclamation: Lynn Griesemer, Town Council President
  • Bell Ringing Ceremony: Town of Amherst Facilities
  • Candle light March to Woodbury Room, Jones Library
  • Guest Speaker Kathleen Anderson, Community Leader
  • Community Reading of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speeches
  • Community Dialogue
  • Closing Community Song: “Lift Every Voice and Sing” Lead by: Serta Whitney

Book Collection provided by: Linda Wentworth

Refreshments provided by: Friends of the Jones Library

2020 Human Rights Commission

  • Matthew Charity, Chair
  • Elizabeth Cahn
  • Sidonio Ferreira
  • Benjamin Herrington
  • Sophia Maldonado
  • Petua Mukimba
  • Deborah Neubauer
  • Gazit Chaya Nkosi
  • Romarin Speck
  • Jennifer Moyston, HRC Coordinator