Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Love is the only force capable of turning an enemy into a friend.” His overall message of unity is the theme in the Parks and Recreation Department’s 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance on Jan. 17.
The city’s annual observance is virtual this year and residents can watch from home or on the go. The show will air at 6 p.m. Jan. 17 on cable television, online and on Facebook. The hour-long show will feature performances from Dallas Black Dance Theater: Encore! and West Irving Church of God in Christ. Additionally, Irving artists Mercedes Lewis and Sanah Brown will showcase their artwork and discuss the importance Dr. King placed the arts.
Irving students from three categories - grades 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12 - will participate in the program, reading their winning submissions to the annual essay contest.
City of Irving officials and staff from different departments also will participate in this year’s video.
For more information, visit Irving Events.