Wilkes University


Local Communities to Honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Wilkes-Barre NAACP Branch #2306 has taken great pride in honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with its Annual Observance Program for over thirty years. We are extremely happy to be partnering with the Geisinger Medical College in the presentation of this year's virtual event.

This year, our keynote speaker is Dr. Vicki T. Sapp, director of student engagement, diversity and inclusion and assistant professor in the department of medical education at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.

The theme for this year's program is "Then is Now."

Helen Davis's daughter, Abby, and first-year student Katie Ermeus will both be singing at the observance.  

This virtual observance will be approximately one hour long and it will be the Wilkes-Barre NAACP's first public event to introduce our newly elected president, Jimel Calliste, and his newly elected executive committee. This event will be recorded.
If you would like to participate in this annual observance, REGISTER HERE no later than Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.

For more information, please contact wbnaacp2306@gmail.com.


In celebration and continuance of the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., The Greater Scranton MLK Commission will host The Unarmed Truth, a live webinar with psychologist, international speaker and bestselling author Dr. John Amaechi, OBE, on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, at noon. 

In his acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize on Dec. 10, 1964, Dr. King spoke of his resolve to end racial and social injustice to bring peace not only to our nation but to all nations. He said, “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant.”

This live webinar and Q&A event celebrating and continuing the work of Dr. King is being offered to the community free of charge thanks to a sponsorship grant from Geisinger. For more information and registration, please visit https://safdn.org/mlk- event/. Registration is required.

This event will be promoted on the national stage as part of the Presidential Inaugural Committee nonpartisan million hours, a national day of service on MLK Day! Register early if you would like to participate.

“Be prepared to be inspired and transformed as Dr. Amaechi challenges the beliefs and behaviors that prevent us from being our best selves and community, and offers personal insights and tools to create hope and individual growth,” says GSMLKC publicist Jennifer Pennington, who brought Dr. Amaechi to The University of Scranton as an organizational speaker in 2012.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Pennington at 570-903-9450 or email Jennifer.pennington@ scranton.edu.

Penn State Scranton

Please join the campus community as we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. Penn State Scranton celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day each year to honor the life and work of civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr., and to recognize the campus's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.  

Register at https://scranton.psu.edu/ mlk.

Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to attend!