Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday of Service
2:00 PM
Hosted By: Sweet Potato Comfort Pie
Free and family-friendly way to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King! Food provided. All are welcome to celebrate and connect, to love, to uplift and teach, to honor, and to remember Together.

Join Sweet Potato Comfort Pie in honoring Martin Luther King’s 95th birthday and our 10 years of Origins. We are looking forward to coming together and sharing stories — uplifting one another through our shared commonalities and differences, all while enjoying a delicious catered meal and a slice of sweet potato comfort pie. We recommend registering soon, as seats will fill up fast!

Pre-Program Reception: A pre-program will begin promptly at 1:15 PM with a special poetic tribute during the “Character Values: Upholding Our Beloved Community” photo exhibit, all while you enjoy live music.

The Main Program: the main program will begin at 2:00 PM with the Pie Procession of 95 pies led by community members to honor Dr. King. This simple but powerful act of preparing and sharing sweet potato pie is a revered practice for comforting one another and strengthening our human connection. There will be presentations, awards, and critical racial dialogues among participants — all done in the spirit of Ubuntu to remind us that each of us is who we are because of our beloved community. Our keynote speaker is television news anchor and Emmy-award-winning television news reporter Shayla Reaves. Other entertainment includes Mari Harris, and the Heart and Soul Drum Academy.