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Salisbury Human Relations Council hosts 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Weekend

Salisbury Human Relations Council hosts 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Weekend


The Salisbury Human Relations Council (HRC) hosts the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration beginning Saturday, Jan. 14 through Monday, Jan. 16.

The “Dr. King Celebration Weekend” kicks off with the return of the MLK Parade along Main St. to Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., ending at the Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King. Jr. Ave. There, the HRC will host a Community Resource Fair where Rowan County residents can receive health screenings, resources from local agencies, school supplies, and other gifts from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

On Monday, Jan. 16, the HRC will hold its annual MLK Breakfast program, also at the Civic Center. Doors open at 8 a.m., while the program begins at 8:30 a.m. Admission is free. Registration for the breakfast is required at www.salisburync.gov/MLKBreakfast. Seating is limited.

“This year marks our first in-person celebration since 2020 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his outstanding work in the fight for human and civil rights,” said HRC Chair Pastor Dee Ellison. “We are excited to showcase the richness of diversity and inclusion in our community through the MLK Parade, and the generosity of others at the Community Resource Fair. Rounding out the celebration weekend is the MLK Breakfast, which will look slightly different upon its return. Throughout the weekend’s activities celebrating Dr. King’s legacy, we also must remember that there is still work to be done to address equality for all. The HRC remains committed to carrying on the work of Dr. King.”

  • Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023 – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Weekend Parade, starts at N. Main Street, 11 a.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023 – Community Resource Fair, Salisbury Civic Center, 12:30 to 2 p.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 16, 2023 – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast, Salisbury Civic Center, Doors open at 8 a.m., the program begins at 8:30 a.m.

Registration required: www.salisburync.gov/MLKBreakfast.

For more information contact, Anne Little, diversity, equity and inclusion director at anne.little@salisburync.gov or (704) 638-5218.

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On September 11, 2020 the City was notified of a second allocation of CDBG-CV funds in the amount of $200,221. To deploy these funds, Council will have to adopt an amendment to the FY20-21 Annual Action Plan to describe, broadly speaking, how the funds will be utilized. City Council held a public hearing on December 1 and opened a public comment period that ended on December 25, 2020. A draft was presented at the January 5, 2021 City Council meeting, and a public comment period closed on January 12, 2021.

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Executive Order 185:

  • Lifts the Modified Stay at Home Order established under Executive Order 181
  • Still requires face coverings in all public indoor settings
  • Allows many businesses to operate at 50% capacity
  • Extends onsite service of alcohol until 11 p.m.
  • Lifts the 100-person cap on some businesses that were operating at 30% capacity
  • Allows some indoor businesses – including bars and taverns, indoor amusement parks, movie theaters and indoor sports arenas – to open at 30% capacity (with a cap of 250 people)
  • Allows larger indoor arenas with a capacity of more than 5,000 people to open at 15% capacity with no cap (as long as additional safety protocols in place)
  • Increases the indoor mass gathering limit to 25 people (the outdoor mass gathering limit remains at 50 people)

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