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rundown of events this weekend



Here’s a rundown of some the many discussions, community service events and celebrations being held this weekend across the area to honor Martin Luther King Jr.:

The Boston Office of Civic Organizing and Office of Black Male Advancement will be hosting a virtual panel discussion Friday from noon to 1 p.m. on ways to address social justice and equity across the city.

At the Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge, MLK’s wife Coretta Scott King will be honored and remembered via a freedom concert and exploration of her legacy. Performances will be held Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 5:30 p.m., and Monday’s edition will be virtual at 5 p.m.

Volunteers from every city and town across the Commonwealth will be participating in youth service activities as part of Project 351 at Boston’s Faneuil Hall on Saturday.

Rev. Jeffrey Brown, associate pastor at Boston’s Twelfth Baptist Church, will be a keynote speaker Saturday for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. College, Career & Health Fair at Melnea Cass Recreation Center. The event starts at 10 a.m.

Teens, adults and families with young children are encouraged to volunteer Sunday during an MLK Day of Service at Temple Beth Am in Framingham. Activities start at 1 p.m.

The annual MLK memorial breakfast celebration that raises awareness about the significance of education will be held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center Monday at 9 a.m. The in-person event is sold out, but people can still register for a livestream.

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra in conjunction with the Museum of African American History will be playing classical pieces, spirituals and freedom songs during a concert inside Faneuil Hall on Monday at 1 p.m.



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