Martin Luther King Community Celebration

Martin Luther King Community Celebration: Bringing us Together

Worthington community partners invite you to view the 2021 virtual Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration. The program is being presented virtually with a collection of music, remarks and reflections about King’s legacy from people in the Worthington community.

As we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a champion of the Civil Rights Movement, members of the Worthington community are coming together to reflect on the meaning of his words and vision—his dream for racial equality—more than 50 years after his death.

The Community Relations Commission coordinates the annual community celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Commission partners with the Worthington Libraries, Worthington Schools, Worthington United Methodist Church, and other community organizations to present this event in January each year.

Continuing the Conversation 

One Book-One Community Discussion

Worthington Libraries partnered with eight other central Ohio libraries in the presentation of One Book-One Community. They invited teens and adults to read Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds. This initiative was designed to cultivate conversations around race and social justice based upon the shared reading experience of the greater Columbus community. Through the reading of a singular book, the community can reflect together upon the institutional and systemic inequalities that have impacted our community and nation for far too long.