The annual community march honoring the life of Martin Luther King Jr. will begin at The University of Texas at Austin and proceed to the Capitol and the Huston-Tillotson University campus, where events and entertainment will continue until 3:30 p.m.
WHEN: 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20
WHERE: Near the MLK statue on the East Mall of The University of Texas at Austin campus.
BACKGROUND: The march will kick off with a short program at the MLK statue on the East Mall. Gregory L. Fenves, president of The University of Texas at Austin, will provide the welcome.
Additional speakers include:
- Vice Provost for Diversity Edmund T. Gordon
- African and African Diaspora Studies Department Chair Cherise Smith
The event will include a performance by the Innervisions Gospel Choir, along with the winner of the MLK Oratory Contest from an area public school.
After the program at the MLK statue, the parade will march to the south steps of the Capitol for a rally. After the Capitol program, the march will proceed to Huston-Tillotson University.
This year, participants are asked to bring canned goods or nonperishable items for donation to the Capital Area Food Bank. Donation receptacles will be available at The University of Texas, the Capitol and Huston-Tillotson University.
For more information about the event and parking for the day, visit the Austin Area Heritage Council website.