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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Initiative

Mayor Demings' Seal


In the spirit of bringing the message of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to unincorporated areas of Orange County and surrounding communities, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings has created the first Orange County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Initiative. Dr. King’s lifelong commitment to civil rights, nonviolence, and justice for all remains promising in today’s society. Through inclusiveness and collaboration, this initiative will commemorate his work and legacy for years to come.

Meeting Calendar

Date & Time Resources
Nov. 19, 2019 Video
Dec. 16, 2019 Video
Jan. 7, 2020 Video
Feb. 4, 2020 Video
March 6, 2020 Video

Resilience, Recover and Rejuvenation: In Unity

Virtual Town Hall Meeting

The challenges of COVID-19 have affected our Orange County community in various aspects. In the spirit of Dr. King’s mission to “persevere through adversity,” the Mayor Demings' Orange County MLK Initiative held a Virtual Town Hall Meeting hosted by Orange County MLK Initiative Chairs Monica May and Lisa Bachman.

Watch the Town Hall on YouTube or Vimeo

Event Calendar


Date Event
Jan. 10, 2020
10 a.m.
African American Council of Christian Clergy of Central Florida, “Spreading The Dream 2020" - Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center, 445 South Magnolia Avenue, Orlando
Jan. 12, 2020
5:30 p.m.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Candlelight Vigil & March - (In partnership w/the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. City of Orlando Commission)
Jan. 14, 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Official Proclamation Presentation - Board of County Commission Meeting
Jan. 17, 2020
11:30 a.m.
Annual Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Luncheon
Jan. 18, 2020
10 a.m.
Annual Downtown Orlando Jaycees Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade
Jan. 18, 2020
2 p.m.
Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. City of Eatonville Parade
Jan. 18, 2020
7 p.m.
African American Chamber of Commerce of Orlando Annual Eagle Awards
Jan. 20, 2020
7:45 a.m.
Annual YMCA Arthur “Pappy” Kennedy Prayer Breakfast
Jan. 20, 2020
10 a.m.
Annual City of Ocoee Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade
Jan. 20, 2020
2 p.m.
Annual City of Apopka Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade
Jan. 20, 2020
6 p.m.
Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Rollins College Vigil & March
Jan. 29, 2020 – Feb. 1, 2020 31st Annual Zora Neale Festival
Jan. 31, 2020 Annual Zora Neale Festival - “Dear Martin” Novel – Meet the Author, Nic Stone


Contact Us

Office of the Orange County Mayor
201 S. Rosalind Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801

Phone: (407) 836-7370

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