Contra Costa County will commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the 44th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ceremony on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. In the spirit of Dr. King’s work, this year’s theme is “One People, One Nation, One Dream.”
The ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m., and the 2022 Humanitarian of the Year and Student Humanitarian of the Year will also be introduced.
The theme of the event was “Silence is Not an Option.” Countywide recognition was given to the Adult Humanitarian of the Year, Velma Wilson from Antioch, and the Student Humanitarian of the Year, Kimyatta Newby, a recent graduate of Middle College High School in San Pablo. Their stories of leadership, advocacy, and service have impacted Contra Costa County, its residents, and communities, and reflect the spirit of Dr. King’s work and achievements.