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Chelsea One World One Family and the Chelsea Human Rights Commission announce the 2021 Chelsea MLK Jr Day Commemoration

Chelsea’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Commemoration – Community Discussion and Days of Service/Social Action


Brought to you by One World One Family Chelsea and the Chelsea Human Rights Commission


Livestream the UM lecture (featuring the theme Where Do We Go From Here?) and speakers Gloria House and Malik Yakini at from your own home on January 18 at 10am, then join Chelsea neighbors for a follow up moderated virtual community discussion via zoom. Click here to join on Zoom on January 18 at 7pm. See below to find more info, readings, videos, and resources.


Join us for fun, socially distanced opportunities to do good in your community, working with dozens of local organizations. Download a challenge card below and play during the 10 day challenge period. Snap a selfie with your card and share with us at for special prizes.


OWOF’s Restorative Justice Action Group and Friends of Restorative Justice, will be discussing what restorative justice is and how it can be used in Chelsea. Click here to join us on Zoom on January 20 at 7pm.

Program Resources

MLK, Jr. Day flyer – click image to open, download, or print PDF

Days of Service Bingo Card and Descriptions

Downloadable Bingo Card and Descriptions – click image to open, download, or print PDF


Resources for Days of Service & Social Action

Press Release for MLK Jr. Day 2021

January 13, 2021

Chelsea One World One Family and the Chelsea Human Rights Commission announce the 2021 Chelsea MLK Jr Day Commemoration. This year’s event includes a Community Discussion and Days of Community Service/Social Action.

Dr. King dedicated his life to racial justice, peace, and economic opportunity for all. He spoke forcefully and eloquently against the discrimination faced by people of color in this country. He was not universally praised in his lifetime; he was often greeted with violence and hate. Given the events of this last year when racism in this country has been a consistent topic and important issue, the Chelsea commemoration of Dr. King assumes new importance and relevance.

Beginning Monday January 18, this year’s events will be the 20th straight year that Chelsea has honored the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. This year, the Chelsea Human Rights Commission is a co-sponsor.

COMMUNITY DISCUSSION: Two-part event under the theme “Where Do We Go From Here”
First, all area residents are encouraged to attend the Keynote Lecture of the UM MLK Symposium. This will be online at 10am. This year’s symposium features two speakers, Gloria House, poet, essayist, educator and human rights activist, and Malik Yakini, co-founder and Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN). Additional information about the speakers and resources for adults and youth are on the One World One Family MLK Jr. Day web page.

Second, all area residents are invited to attend a follow-up Chelsea community zoom discussion that evening at 7pm to continue the theme. The hour-long format will include a short, facilitated summary of the keynote lecture and multiple, small, moderated breakout sessions using questions based on the theme. Breakout discussion groups will include groups specifically designed to be for, and moderated by, students (grades 8-12).

COMMUNITY DAYS OF SERVICE/SOCIAL ACTION CHALLENGE: Dozens of local organizations have joined together to provide opportunities for individuals, families, and teams to do good in our community. From January 15 through January 25, 2021 there will be a BINGO themed Community Service/Social Action Challenge available online. All types of fun, socially distanced activities including specific donation and social action ideas are listed with details and resources online. Download a challenge card at and step up to play during the 10-day challenge period. Residents are encouraged to post selfies with their completed cards on the One World One Family Facebook page and earn special prizes.


One World One Family is committed to justice and equity for all*. We work to be anti-racist and to opposediscrimination in any form. We engage and empower people to have an impact
and change systems to ensure everyone can participate fully in a diverse society.

The Chelsea Human Rights Commission was established by Chelsea’s Non-Discrimination Ordinance which states that: It is the intent of the city that no individual shall be denied equal protection of the laws; nor shall any individual be denied the enjoyment of his or her civil or political rights or be discriminated against because of actual or perceived age,color, disability, familial status, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, disability status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, source of income, veteran status, or weight.

For More Information:

Joanne Ladio, Board President, One World One Family

Susan Morrel-Samuels, Chair, Chelsea Human Rights Commission

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