Woonsocket Martin Luther King Community Committee 2022 Weekend Celebration


Woonsocket – The Woonsocket MLK Community Committee celebrates 20 years of service to the community.


The theme of the event this year is “Amplifying Voices for Racial Solidarity and Equity.” The theme is intended to inspire the community during a difficult time and to serve as a reminder of both individual and collective responsibility to fight injustices and support one another. In  King’s words, “You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.”  


Friday Scholarship Banquet:  Lanre Ajakaiye (A Social Entrepreneur) of Providence RI, will be the Keynote Speaker for this event.  All tickets are $35 per person.  Please contact Brenda Figueroa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 401-400-1812 to purchase tickets or for additional information.


Sunday Service (free): 11:00am at St James Baptist Church, 340 S Main St, Woonsocket, RI 02895.  The Rev. Natasha Gordon of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Providence RI will be the guest preacher.


Monday Ceremony (free):  10:30am MLK Sculpture Site, Mason Street.  Coffee/Tea and refreshments to follow at   Saint James Baptist Church   Dining Hall.


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