2022 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2022 IN LIGHT OF RECENT COVID/OMICRON NUMBERS.

St. Patrick’s Church | 10 Magazine Street Roxbury, MA 02119 | 2 PM
RSVP TODAY – FREE

All are welcome to join Project STEP’s annual community event on Sunday, APRIL 3, 2022 at 2 pm to celebrate  the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through music and conversation. The program will include performances featuring student musicians from Project STEP, and we are honored to have John Barros as our guest speaker.

John Barros served as Chief of Economic Development for the City of Boston under Mayor Martin Walsh and was named 2016 Bostonian of the Year by The Boston Globe for his work in securing General Electric’s headquarters in the City, economic equity, neighborhood development, and innovation. Barros was a candidate in Boston’s Mayoral races in both 2013 and 2021 and also served as the Executive Director of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI), first becoming involved with DSNI when he was just fourteen. Among the awards and recognition Barros has received are the inaugural Community Service Award from the Boston Day & Evening Academy in 2008; the Robert Leo Ruffin Award from the Archdiocese of Boston in 2004; and the Action for Boston Community Development Roxbury Community Award in 2000.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Sponsored in part by Dedham SavingsBoston Cultural Council, Mass Cultural Council, The National Endowment for the Arts, and the Willow Tree Fund.

COVID UPDATE
On 12/20/21, the City of Boston announced a new set of COVID-19 policies for indoor spaces. (For more information: https://www.boston.gov/departments/mayors-office/introducing-b-together)

These policies are required for places where “indoor entertainment” happens, including concerts. Because they take effect on 1/15/22, Project STEP will be following these requirements for our Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Concert: