Because of the pandemic, the 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Day programming will be presented as Zoom gatherings.

Please check the MLK Day schedule for Zoom links and registration information.

The theme for Bates’ 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance is Decolonization and Liberation. In recognition that “decolonization” is not a single concept or practice, but rather represents a constellation of complementary — and occasionally conflicting — visions for liberation, this year’s celebration opens not with our usual single speaker but with a keynote panel of Maine-based thinkers, practitioners, and activists whose work challenges us to imagine new possibilities for community.