The Time for Justice

"Peace is not merely the absence of...war, but it is the presence of...justice"
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - March 18, 1956

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations
January 13 - 20, 2020


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MLK2020 Service

There are many service events and volunteer opportunities available at MLK2020! Community groups, companies, and friends can all serve.

Volunteer for MLK2020

"Everyone can be great...because anyone can serve." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., August 28, 1963.

2020 King & Faith Lectures

The 2020 King & Faith Lectures is an annual lecture series that presents contemporary contemplation of Dr. King, his message, and his legacy.

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Free Museums at MLK2020

Experience a new connection at area museums.

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Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival

The Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival (BCAF) celebrates the creativity of people of color in the comic arts and popular visual culture.
NorcalMLK's BCAF is brought in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library.

Find the many youth events at MLK2020 

"The function of to teach one to think intensively and to think critically... Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1948 Morehouse College  

MLK Labor & Community Breakfast

Martin Luther King, Jr. Labor & Community Breakfast annually honors the legacy of labor and community working together in the struggle for civil rights.

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New MLK Kick-off Conversation

A new program in partnership with the Commonwealth Club of California

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MLK2020 March

Join thousands on a 1.6 mile march honoring the Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery, Alabama marches and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

MLK2020 Celebration Program

The marquee event of the celebration day included a feature of performances and three interviews with political, faith, and corporate leaders that brought our theme to life in honor of the life of Dr. King.

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MLK2020 Exhibitor and Vendor Applications Now Available

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MLK Health & Wellness Festival

The MLK2020 Health and Wellness Festival gathers the region’s health providers for a one-day event of free services and exciting activities during the MLK celebration.



MLK2020 Music Festival

The Funky Divas, featuring Dawn Robinson and Maxine Jones (formerly of En Vogue) headline the tenth annual MLK Music Festival on the Esplanade Stage at Yerba Buena Gardens. Watch So You Think You Can Dance winner Kida The Great tear up the stage, and hear RyanNicole, Lidah, and Andrezia bring the bring the groove to MLK. The MLK2020 Music Festival is a partnership with Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, media personality Gerry Dove and the cast from his hit TV show, I Remember that Song, hosts the afternoons music.

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MLK2020 Artist Opportunities Available

A limited number of opportunities available...Deadline for applying Nov. 29.

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MLK Liberation Film Screenings

A partnership with California Newsreel, 2020 marks the tenth annual program of human interest and civil rights documentaries and conversations.

Learn more about the NorcalMLK Foundation

Helping to realize the promise in every person

MLK2020 Commemorative Transit

NorcalMLK partners with local and regional transit agencies to provide commemorative travel to and from our events on the MLK federal holiday: BARTSFMUNICaltrain NorcalMLK Celebration TrainMLK Freedom Ferry.

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Willie B Kennedy Civic Service Award Recipients

See the past recipients of NorcalMLK's Willie B Kennedy Award