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35th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observance to be held at Arlington Town Hall




Dear Arlington friends and neighbors,


We are delighted to share that the 35th annual celebration will be held again in-person at 6:30 pm at the Arlington Town Hall Auditorium on Martin Luther King Day, Monday January 16, 2023.

Tanisha Sullivan, NAACP Boston President and former Secretary of State candidate has graciously agreed to be our keynote speaker. Her leadership and excellence in civil rights activism is a shining example of Dr. King’s legacy.

Thanks to our partnership with ACMI, Arlington Community Media Inc., the program will also be available for viewing on the local channel and live streamed.

When: Monday, January 16, 2023 Time: 6:30pm Where: Arlington Town Hall, 730 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

Highlights: Tanisha Sullivan, NAACP Boston President and former Secretary of State candidate, performances by Arlington High School Music Department

Background on our Celebration:

Founded in 1988 as a potluck among friends and neighbors, the Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observance Committee of Arlington has been dedicated to upholding the values and legacy of the civil rights leader through its yearly celebration in town and by supporting local progressive initiatives.

In the last two years, MLK Committee donations supported the following:

  • $1,000 to the Arlington African American Scholarship Fund

  • $1,000 to the New Repertory Theatre to bring the play Thurgood to Arlington High School

  • $108 to the Center for Jewish Life following arson attacks

  • $300 to the Mass Library Association in memory of Judy Paradis

  • $275 each to the Mass Covid-19 Relief Fund, the Greater Boston Food Bank – Covid 19 Relief Fund, and the Mass Bail Fund

  • $100 each to Arlington Eats and Arlington Health and Human Services Charitable Corporation for Arlington Covid-19 Relief


Arlington values equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to building a community where everyone is heard, respected, and protected.


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Phone: 781-316-3250

By Mail: 27 Maple Street

Arlington, MA 02476

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