28th Annual MLK Virtual Celebration

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Important Notification

Gateway Technical College's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration scheduled for today has been canceled due to illness. College leaders are looking into the possibility of holding a similar event as part of the college's Black History Month activities.

Gateway encourages people to honor and celebrate the work and life of Dr. King today as the nation, and world, remembers him on the anniversary of his birthday.

28th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Monday, January 17, 2022 | 12-1 p.m. | Virtual Event Cancelled

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Each year, Gateway hosts its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration to remember Dr. King’s legacy and honor community members who keep his spirit alive by giving back.

We will be hosting our 28th annual event on Monday, January 17, 2022 from noon to 1 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event will be held via virtual livestream. There will be no in-person attendance for this year’s event. Please check this page on January 17 for a link to view the event livestream.

The theme for this year’s celebration is “Nonviolence or Nonexistence.” Our keynote presentation will be a panel discussion on nonviolence in our communities featuring panelists Gregory Bennett Jr., CEO, Peace in the Streets Kenosha; Patrick Kennelly, Director, Marquette University Center for Peacemaking; Katherine Marks, City of Kenosha Community Outreach Coordinator; and Richard Stein, director, Law Enforcement Academy, Gateway Technical College. The panel discussion will be moderated by Adelene Greene, Leader, Kenosha Coalition for Dismantling Racism. The program will also feature a spoken word poem by Carthage College student Natalie Lall.

2022 Humanitarian Award Recipients

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Corey Prince

Play Alicia Johnson video

Open Wings Learning Community

Spoken Word Poem

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"I remember in first grade…" by Natalie Lall
Read poem

Special Messages

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Bryan Steil

Play Balwin video

Tammy Baldwin