MLK Day 2023



Honoring the life, lessons, and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the City of Aurora hosts the 38th annual Aurora MLK Ceremony: “Be a Drum Major for Justice, Equity, and Mentorship.”  

Join us at 6 p.m. on Monday, January 16, 2023 at East Aurora High School, 500 Tomcat Lane, for an evening of empowerment and action with youth performances, special awards, exciting announcements, and insightful remarks from the incomparable Star Jones. 

An attorney, former New York City homicide prosecutor, best-selling author, Emmy-nominated TV host, and the first Black person to have a court television show, Star Jones has been on our TV screens for three decades, offering a fresh perspective to the day’s most talked-about crime, justice, political, and sociological issues. An advocate for women’s rights, equity, inclusion, and mentoring, Star Jones is the Past President of the International Association of Women and has been an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority for more than 40 years. 

As we approach the 60th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, let us reflect on King’s mission and become drum majors in our community. 

Donna  Williams Award Recipients 2023

Young Authors

Service Above Self Recipients
MLK Music 2023
MLK Consul General of India
Harper Williams