Woonsocket Martin Luther King Community Committee 2022 Weekend Celebration


Woonsocket – The Woonsocket MLK Community Committee celebrates 20 years of service to the community.


The theme of the event this year is “Amplifying Voices for Racial Solidarity and Equity.” The theme is intended to inspire the community during a difficult time and to serve as a reminder of both individual and collective responsibility to fight injustices and support one another. In  King’s words, “You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.”  


POSTPONED: Friday Scholarship Banquet:  Lanre Ajakaiye (A Social Entrepreneur) of Providence RI, will be the Keynote Speaker for this event.  All tickets are $35 per person.  Please contact Brenda Figueroa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 401-400-1812 to purchase tickets or for additional information.


Sunday Service (free): 11:00am at St James Baptist Church, 340 S Main St, Woonsocket, RI 02895.  The Rev. Natasha Gordon of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Providence RI will be the guest preacher.  COVID protocols will be in place for this in person service.  Masks and social distancing will be in effect. 


Monday Ceremony (free):  11:00am MLK Sculpture Site, Mason Street.  

Free at home COVID tests kits will be available to order Wednesday, January 19th. The White House says they'll be available nationwide and are limited to four kits per household. Tests are expected to be shipped within seven-to-12 days of ordering.        Vice President Harris has a message after being asked about what's next in the administration's push for voting rights legislation. Harris said "We keep fighting," noting they're in it for the long haul. Efforts to pass new laws on voting rights have been stalled in the Senate.        The go-head is being given for the case against the suspect in a deadly Wisconsin Christmas parade incident. A court commissioner made that ruling Friday for the case against Darrell Brooks. He faces nearly 80 charges for what happened back in November.        A case regarding a high school football coach and on-field prayers is headed to the high court. On Friday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear Joseph Kennedy's argument saying prayers taking place after games should be held in the same respect as the First Amendment. Kennedy was let go from his job in 2015 for refusing to stop prayers after football games.       Saturday Night Live is back on the air tomorrow night. In the show's first episode of the year, "West Side Story" and new Golden Globe winning actress Ariana Debose will take up hosting duties. The Jack Antonoff-led band Bleachers will fill the musical-guest slot.        A Los Angeles woman is thought to have made NHL History. During Thursday night's L.A. Kings game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, athletic trainer Aisha Visram sat behind the bench. The Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers Society says it's believed that Visram is the first woman to ever do that.