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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For more than 30 years, the third Monday of January has been set aside for nationwide commemorative events and community service activities to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His commitment to service and passion for strengthening communities continues to inspire us to give back.

At Citizens, we are committed to creating a culture where everyone feels a sense of belonging, is valued, respected, heard and contributes at their full potential.

Knowing the pivotal role that Citizens plays in our communities only heightens our responsibility to evolve our leadership, offerings and people strategies to strengthen our ability to build social equity and drive systemic change. To that end, we sponsor events that advance the discussion and understanding of social equity and engage our colleagues and community members in service and volunteerism.

Join us in celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through one or more of the virtual events below:

African American Museum in Philadelphia MLK Jr. Weekend
Date: January 14th – 17th
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Details: Themed "Grassroots and Grand Strategies," this year's event will highlight the continuum of individual and collective efforts to promote equity, celebrate and facilitate generational advancement, and protect the wellbeing of historically oppressed peoples. The museum will offer virtual experiences, including a keynote from Dr. Kenneth Scott of Beech Companies, a screening of the film "A King in the Wilderness", musical performances and more.
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Athletes and Activism: Sports, Racial Equality and Social Justice
Date: January 14th at 4pm
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Details: The Philadelphia Phillies, African American Museum in Philadelphia and Citizens will also be hosting Athletes and Activism: Sports, Racial Equality and Social Justice. This virtual conversation will feature 2008 World Champion and Phillies Alumni Jimmy Rollins, 1983 National League Championship Series MVP and Phillies Club Ambassador Gary “Sarge” Matthews, Hall of Fame Basketball Player, Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist and Head Coach for the South Carolina Gamecocks Dawn Staley and MLB Network’s Harold Reynolds, who is also a two-time American League All-Star and 12-year MLB veteran.
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VIRTUAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Citizens is proud to partner with the African American Museum in Philadelphia to present a special MLK Weekend Virtual Transcribe-a-thon. AAMP’s partners at Christ Church and the Blockson Collection invite participants to lend a hand to preserve documents relevant to local and regional African American history. Learn more here. Colleagues can register here.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History MLK Jr. Day Annual Celebration
Date: January 17th
Location: Detroit, MI
Details: The theme of the 2022 Wright museum celebration is Protect History, Protect Culture, Protect the Dream. The museum will present a virtual keynote by Ambassador and Civil Rights Activist Andrew Young and cultural programming.
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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MLK Jr. Community Celebration
Date: January 17th
Location: Boston, MA
Details: Citizens and the Museum of Fine Arts will host the 20th anniversary celebration Dreaming a Future Together, the legacy of Dr. King with art and activities for the whole family. Virtual activities include interactive social art making and more.
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Providence Children’s Museum MLK Jr. Day Celebration
Date: January 17th
Location: Providence, RI
Details: The celebration will include a number of educational programs to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Children will be encouraged to imagine and create a “KidTopia” using the lessons of Dr. King. Additionally, there will be opportunities for children to explore Dr. King’s philosophy of nonviolence through a collection of books and activities which will be shared through their social media channels.
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Yale Peabody Museum Annual MLK Jr. Celebration
Date: January 13th – 17th
Location: New Haven, CT
Details: The annual celebration will include a series of free, virtual programs in the days leading up to Dr. King’s birthday. Programming will focus on the future of social and environmental justice with opportunities to engage in critical dialogue and enjoy storytelling, music, dance, and spoken word performances.
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