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Virtual Presentations

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said about education - “The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. But education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals.”

Area organizations have created MLK related videos to educate and enrich the community.  Please click the click the links below to view these broadcasts.

Know Your Rights and How to be an Ally to the Immigrant Community
Presented by:  Lia H. Kim-Yi, North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic, Director of Immigration Law Practice
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 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a fierce advocate for justice that included everyone and addressed all forms of threats to human dignity. The North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic is a beacon of hope for those in need of access to justice.  Individuals and families are urged to be prepared and Know Your Rights.  The public is encouraged to be an ally to those in need.

Wisdom From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Presented by Youth And Action Squad Junior Youth Empowerment Program (YAAS),  Baháʼí House of Worship
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- In the face of great challenges, Dr. King conferred  a message love, justice and service that might improve communities and achieve true unity and equality.  YAAS is a group of local youth ages 12-15 dedicated to turning Dr. King’s ideals into action.  For MLK Day 2021, they have prepared a presentation with the desire to inspire others to take action in their communities in support of Dr. King’s message.

What is Domestic Violence?
Presented by A Safe Place
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- Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. This presentation addresses abusive relationships, signs of abuse, patterns of abuse, affects on victims, and various ways to get help.  * Please note this presentation contains adult/sensitive themes. 

A Message from the Highland Park Fire Department
Presented by John Brens
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- The Highland Park Fire Department honors Dr. King 's legacy by encouraging residents to serve the community by practicing fire safety, serving others, and looking out for neighbors in need. For further fire safety information, please visit

SMILE Grants-in-Aid Promote Inclusiveness
Presented by the Parks Foundation of Highland Park
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- Access to Park District activities for all residents is a vital element an inclusive community.   By offering scholarships that provide healthy, enrichment activities for all community members, regardless of socioeconomic status, the Parks Foundation of Highland Park helps promote opportunity for all.  They salute Dr. King for his dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness and aim to carry forward his legacy.

How You Can Help Someone Who Is In An Abusive Relationship
Presented by Anita Pildes, Education and Outreach Coordinator for SHALVA
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Anita Pildes defines what domestic abuse is, describes its various types, and who it affects.  She then guides you through the steps one can take to help someone who may be experiencing domestic abuse.   What should you say and do and what should avoided? In keeping with the City of Highland Park’s Martin Luther King Day of Service, you can help a person who may be experiencing domestic abuse by knowing how to respond to what you see and hear.   * Please note this presentation contains adult/sensitive themes.