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Towards Justice: MLK Playlist 2022

Hello Racial Justice Warriors!

On Monday, January 17, 2022, communities all across the country will be celebrating the 26th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. A federal holiday that began as a commemoration of Dr. King’s birthday is now a day dedicated to encouraging and empowering Americans to participate in community service. Dr. King’s steadfast commitment to service has inspired people all around the United States and the world to work together to make positive change. As John Lewis stated, “observe this as a Day On, rather than a Day Off!”.

Many cities have unfortunately had to cancel or postpone planned activities and celebrations due to the Omicron COVID surge. I have, however, sourced events that will allow you to participate in both virtual and socially distanced local events on Monday. There are also other opportunities that extend beyond the Day of Service, which is in keeping with Glide’s ongoing commitment to social justice and civic engagement.

LET US KNOW WHAT YOU’RE UP TO: Whatever you decide to do during this time, please let us know how your family participated by uploading your service photos, King quotes or other documentation with the hashtag #GlideSF or #GlideRacialJustice.

As John Lewis stated,  “observe this as a Day On, rather than a Day Off!”.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is dear to Glide Memorial Church, a community founded on the pillars of resilience, unconditional love, social justice and celebration. We’ve compiled this MLK playlist to help usher in the spirit of our great freedom fighting father, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

We look forward to connecting with you as we continue to strive towards justice and collective action!

Enjoy this MLK 2022 Playlist!


Paula Farmer, Racial Justice Group Facilitator


Questions? Contact Glide Racial Justice Group facilitator, Paula FarmerYou can stay abreast of our activities by visiting our YouTube Channel for meeting recordings,  join the Facebook Groupor visit the Facebook Page for more information about events, meeting recordings/slide decks, and more.

MLK Playlist: The Speeches 

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MLK Playlist: The House Music

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MLK Poetry Playlist

MLK Playlist: The Meditations

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The Events


City of Oakland 40 Days of Service: Virtual and Live Opportunities to get involved
January 17- Feb 28, 2022

Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service 2022
by Higher Ground Neighborhood Development Corp.
Mon, January 17, 2022 | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST
10495 Edes Avenue
Oakland, CA 94603

Passion and Perseverance: A MLK Day Celebration at the Richmond Greenway
Mon, January 17, 2022 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST
16th St. and Ohio Avenue
Ohio Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804

8th Annual Day of Action to Reclaim MLK’s Radical Legacy:
Car Caravan & Drive-Thru Giveaway!
Monday, January 17, 2022 | 11:00 AM
Port of Oakland
2777 Middle Harbor Rd
Oakland, CA 94607
Host Contact Info: info@antipoliceterrorproject.org

MoAD Virtual Celebrations and Events (VIRTUAL) Register in order to receive the link to attend the online workshops and observances. The museum will remain open to view the current exhibitions.  Monday, February 17, 2022 12:00 PM-1:00 PM – Authors in Conversation | FREEDOM! The Story of the Black Panther Party2:00 PM-3:15PM – Art As We See It | Civil Rights Through Art and Music3:30 PM-4:00 PM – Art Workshop | Silhouettes

San Francisco MLK Day March(CANCELLED)
“Towards Justice”
Jan 17, 2022 | 11:00 am
700 4th St., San Francisco 94107 (Caltrain Depot @ Townsend)

12TH Annual MLK Rally & Music Festival(POSTPONED)
Jan 17, 2022 | 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens
San Francisco, CA

To participate in additional MLK offerings in the Bay area, please visit: https://norcalmlkfoundation.org/mlkcelebration/

We know that this world is seemingly short on inspiration, so we look to you, finding your own power to survive and thrive, while dancing, meditating, and re-learning.  

Happy MLK Day! 

—Minister Marvin K. White