The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. committed his life to bringing about his dream of racial justice and equality. To commemorate the Rev. Dr. King and all that he stood for, the City of Tallahassee will proudly host the 20th annual Day of Dialogue in Cascades Park on Monday, Jan. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m.
“Dr. King was a remarkable leader who used the power of words to achieve seemingly impossible goals,” Mayor Andrew Gillum said. “The Day of Dialogue offers the opportunity to share in his wisdom, and experience the diversity of cultures that make up our city to help create an even stronger community.”
The City of Tallahassee’s Day of Dialogue event is held under the auspices of the Mayor’s Initiative on Race, Culture and Human Relations. The theme for this year’s event is “Enhancing Connections to Create a More Cohesive Community.” The program will feature a panel discussion on connecting as a community and committing to be the change we want to see in Tallahassee. This presentation and dialogue is designed to engage and motivate participants about the power of communication and relationships and to lay the groundwork for upcoming community relations events.
This year, the Day of Dialogue is part of the third annual MLK “Dare to Dream” festival, which will be held the same day in Cascades Park from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The theme for this year’s festival is “Celebrating Service…Empowered for Change!”.