MLK Weekend: Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Activities

Please join us, January 15, 2023, for our annual dinner to celebrate the life, legacy and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Commission is focusing on the increasing threat of anti-Semitism, the effects of othering and the importance of belonging for our Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and LGBTQ+ communities. Dr. King’s words, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” is a message that we can reflect on for healing to halt further division. When Good People Remain Silent: Anti-Semitism, Othering, Belonging, is a hybrid event, from 1:30-4:00 PM featuring our dinner followed by the virtual livestream Keynote speaker and an in-person guest panel discussion.

Sister Mary C. Boys, professor, theologian and author, will serve as the event’s keynote speaker.

She has spent her career in higher education at Boston College and, since 1994, at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She has authored 6 books and edited or co-edited 4 more; her most recent is Redeeming our Sacred Story: The Death of Jesus and Relations between Jews and Christians. A Seattle native, Sister Mary C. Boys has been a vowed member of the Sisters of the Holy Names for over 50 years. Our Discussion Panel guests are Rabbi Daniel Swartz, Spiritual Leader, Temple Hesed; Reverend Mark Alexander, Bethel A.M.E. Church; The Rev. Rebecca Barnes, Rector, St. Luke Episcopal Church; Pastor Eric Wohner, Member Care and Discipleship Pastor, Steamtown Church. Click the link below to register virtually or in-person:


The Scranton Area Community Foundation is proud to work with The Greater Scranton MLK Commission by managing the Greater Scranton Martin Luther King Commission Fund.

The Greater Scranton MLK Commission Fund at the Scranton Area Community Foundation is a donor-advised fund that supports the charitable works and activities of the Greater Scranton MLK Commission. Through the fund, the Greater Scranton MLK Commission seeks to support its mission through projects and programs designed to promote principles of nonviolence, equity, and love through education and service.