Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebrations & Events in Wichita | 2022

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The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday celebrates the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America. We commemorate as well the timeless values he taught us through his example — the values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service that so radiantly defined Dr. King’s character and empowered his leadership. On this holiday, we commemorate the universal, unconditional love, forgiveness and nonviolence that empowered his revolutionary spirit.

Wichita Habitat’s MLK Day of Service

Hosted by Wichita Habitat for Humanity

Join the Wichita Habitat for Humanity and take part in Dr. King’s enduring legacy of social justice and learn about the need for safe, affordable housing in our community. The Day of Service, will take place at 8 a.m. on Monday, January 17 inside the Expo Hall of Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center, located at 225 W. Douglas Ave. Participants interested in the Day of Service must register on the Volunteer Kansas website.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Virtual Worship Celebration

Hosted by Greater Wichita Ministerial League

The Greater Wichita Ministerial League will be hosting the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Virtual Worship Celebration at noon on Monday, January 17 on Facebook. Join as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year will be virtual and features Dr. Leroy E. Adams of San Francisco, California. Our community choir will be singing and we will celebrate some of our community’s heroes.

14th Annual MLK Commemoration

Hosted by Office of Diversity and Inclusion Wichita State University

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration highlights and memorializes the work, accomplishments and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25 in Rhatigan Student Center 233 at Wichita State University. We will also recognize the 2022 Drum Major Award recipient

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major Award

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major Award is presented to a Wichita State University administrator, faculty, staff or student who seeks greatness, but does so through service and love. This award is presented annually by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion during the on-campus Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration.

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Megan has lived in Wichita since 1999, graduated in 2003 as an RN, and received her MSN in Nursing Education in 2016. Megan loves teaching and works in healthcare as Director of Simulation at Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is a survivor of childhood cancer that led to some complicated reproductive issues, including the loss of their son Lincoln (18wks, 2008) and daughter Basil (23wks 2010). With a best friend to spend a life-time with and a vision of a family David and Megan embarked on three amazing adoption journeys. With active kids (London 2012, Locklyn 2013 & Ronnie 2015) and busy careers, life is anything but slow-paced.