Professor Adenrele Awotona of the University of Massachusetts Boston will be the featured speaker at Somerville’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration this month.
Awotona, of the university’s Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters, will speak at the celebration to be held Monday, Jan. 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the East Somerville Community School. The celebration will also include musical performances, readings from Somerville student essays and an award presentation to community members who exemplify Martin Luther King’s Legacy in the Somerville community. The event is free and open to the public.
The city’s Office of Somerville Commissions is also accepting nominations through Jan. 7 for the Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Award recognizing an individual or organization that has exemplified the ideals of the civil rights leader. Nominations can be completed online at here.