The Howard County Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission (MLK) was established by order of the Howard County Executive to encourage and coordinate appropriate ceremonies and activities honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Commissioners are appointed by the County Executive to serve an initial term of two years. Each year, the MLK celebration takes place on the third Sunday of January. The Day of Service takes place the next day on the third Monday of January. The Day of Service provides a variety of service opportunities throughout the community that is representative of Dr. King’s dedication to servant leadership.
MARTIN LUTHER KING. JR. MONTHLY POP-UP FOOD PANTRY
The monthly pop-up food pantry is hosted in partnership with the Harriet Tubman Foundation of Howard County. Each month over 300 families receive much-needed food during these challenging times.
For more information, please contact us at [email protected] or call (443) 386-0405.
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HOLIDAY CELEBRATION 2022
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, the Office of Human Rights & Equity, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission hosted the 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission Awards on January 16th, 2022.
DAY OF SERVICE 2022
ONYX MEDICAL SOCIETY BLACK HEALTH WORKSHOP
A Candid Conversation about Black Health and Equity featuring health care professionals from Oynx Medical Society. Topics of discussion include "Depression in Black Men," "Coping in Chaos", and "Understanding Lower Back Pain."
Sponsored by Howard County Executive, Calvin Ball; Howard County Office of Human Rights and Equity, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission.
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HOLIDAY COMMISSION VIRTUAL FOOD DRIVE
You can spread love and compassion without leaving your house all year long! Donate to the Howard County Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Food Drive via the Amazon shopping list. These items are in high demand at the Howard County Food Bank.
Donate Food via Amazon Wish List HERE
HOWARD COUNTY FOOD BANK MLK VIRTUAL FOOD DRIVE
You are invited to join in with other Howard County neighbors in supporting the Howard County Food Bank’s fundraising efforts. This is a meaningful way we can take one small step toward realizing Dr. King’s vision of Beloved Community.
The MLK Commission strongly encourages you to contribute on Monday, January 17, 2022, in honor of the Annual Day of Service: "A Day On, Not a Day Off."
Donate Funding for Food Pantry HERE
Abbie Diane Martin, Ph.D., Chairperson
Kurt W. Wall, Vice-Chairperson
Tina Horn, Secretary
Dr. Clarita Dawson
Caroline Harper, Ph.D.
Bert Hash, Jr.
Tracey L. Williams
Sierra Sewchand, Student Commissioner
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission meets on the first Wednesday of every month, except in July. Meetings are open to the public.