Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Celebration & Service

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Celebration & Service

In honor of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the city is hosting a virtual program celebrating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., leading into a day of community service.

This Virtual Event will be held:
Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 9 a.m.
City of Surprise Facebook & Surprise TV

Featuring an interview with Ambassador Young

Andrew YoungAndrew J. Young was appointed as an Ambassador to the United Nations in 1977 and has served as a member of Congress, Mayor of Atlanta, and ordained minister. Ambassador Young was a key strategist during civil rights campaigns that led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

See full bio here.

2021 Emcee - Susan Casper

Susan Casper

Host of Sonoran Living on ABC15, and founding member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Phoenix Metropolitan Chapter.

How to get involved:

  • Sponsorship
    Your sponsorship will contribute these types of traditions, the community can continue to be inclusive and celebrate history, diversity, and the human spirit. Sponsorship opportunity

  • Virtual Performances
    The Surprise Martin Luther King Jr. Advisory Committee is seeking video submissions from vocal and other performing artists or groups that suit the feel of the event. Call for entry

  • Art Contest
    The theme for the 2021 MLK Art Competition is Unity, Service, and Collaboration. Be creative in highlighting these special moments in history using your artistic talents. Contest information & rules

  • Day of Service
    Volunteer to help with a community service project. Advanced registration is required due to COVID-19 gathering limitations. Please contact Larry Garcia at or 623.222.1522 if you are interested.

For more information, contact:

Lord Garcillano

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