Urban League Of Greater Chattanooga Celebrates MLK Day With Virtual Youth Empowerment Event And Day Of Service

Thursday, January 14, 2021
The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga is marking the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through a series of community outreach events planned for Monday. 
 
Urban League Young Professionals, a volunteer branch of the Urban League, is co-hosting the 2021 MLK Day Youth Empowerment Experience: The Past, Present & Future for Economic Justice. This youth-focused webinar will feature a multi-generational group of community leaders, panelists and influencers connecting the past, present and future of Dr.
King’s fight for social and economic justice. The event will also address topics such as wealth building, criminal justice and using the power of social media for influence. Participants will be entertained through live music and trivia and have a chance to win one of 20 savings accounts of $100.
                                
Additionally, Olivet Baptist Church, in conjunction with the Urban League, is hosting an outreach event on MLK Day. Participants will give back to the community through service projects at the church and in the surrounding area. Gift bags will be available for children and seniors in need. 
 
The Urban League’s virtual event is Monday from 3- 4:30 p.m. Register online at ulchatt.net by Saturday. 
 
Olivet Baptist Church’s day of service begins at 10 a.m. and concludes at noon. Participants are to meet at the church, 740 E M L King Blvd. in Chattanooga.
 
The MLK Day Youth Empowerment Experience will feature Ronald Harris, vice president of diversity at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee; John Edwards, founder of the Chattanooga News Chronicle; Candy Johnson, president and CEO of Chattanooga’s Urban League; Greg Funderburg, anchor on News Channel 9 and local influencer; and many others. The event is sponsored by Truist Bank, Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union and the Chattanooga Red Wolves.

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