Celebration for Dr. MLK Jr.

Every year, the city of Lakewood remembers the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to advocate for justice and equality.

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Majority, Minority City

2020 census data revealed that Lakewood is one of the few cities in our state where our Black, Indigenous and people of color comprise over 50% of the total population. Diversity and vibrant cultural heritage are defining assets of Lakewood. Our city is a mix of languages, art, dance, culture, history, heritage, visions, and values.

The City’s MLK, Jr. Day videos celebrate that shared heritage. They gather visions and performances from the community in testimony to the value of equality and community.

2024 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Video Series

The City of Lakewood MLK Committee commissioned three videos for its annual recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 2024. The theme explores how Lakewood youth relate to the teachings and work of King. Students were asked to reflect on this famous King quote:

“If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But no matter what, you have to keep moving forward.”

All Lakewood residents are encouraged to watch the videos. The first aired Jan. 15, 2024 to kick-off the city’s recognition of the holiday. The second video aired Jan. 22, 2024. You can watch them below.

MLK Committe Presents: 2024 Video Series episode 3

MLK Committee Presents: 2024 Video Series episode 2

MLK Committee Presents: 2024 Video Series episode 1

2023 Martin Luther King Jr. video series: Lakewood Heroes

In 2023, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. the city of Lakewood featured six local heroes who give back to their community.

The theme was “Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve.” The videos were shared daily from Jan. 10 to Jan. 16, 2023.

Day 1: Lakewood Heroes: Gavin Reeber

Day 2: Lakewood Heroes: Lakewood Deputy Mayor Mary Moss

Day 3: Lakewood Heroes: Lua Pritchard

Day 4: Lakewood Heroes: LaMarco Mitchell

Day 5: Lakewood Heroes: Anthony Veliz

Day 6: Lakewood Heroes: Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


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