The City of Orlando has been a leader in creating social justice since the 1970’s, believing that everyone should have equal opportunities in all aspects of life, including in employment, education, housing and public accommodation. The long-standing Orlando Mayor’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission (MLK Commission), established in 1986, and Orlando’s Office of Human Relations, established in 1972, are examples of the city’s commitment to these principles advanced by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others.
The Orlando Community Pledge offers an opportunity for every individual and organization to stand with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, his MLK Commission and our city to denounce racism and discrimination. Standing (virtually) shoulder to shoulder united in our core beliefs is a powerful statement, an even more powerful effort will be answering the call to action. In addition to presenting several traditional events and programs that celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King and local social justice champions, this year and in 2021 the MLK Commission, along with our community partners, will present new programs. The Dream Series, produced in conjunction with Valencia College’s Peace and Justice Institute, will be a community dialogue, which offers a safe space to have courageous conversations around race and to plan action steps, together. We invite you to stand with us. Sign the pledge to denounce racism and discrimination, and attend these and other upcoming programs of community engagement to learn and share your ideas for a stronger, more united Orlando.
By signing the Orlando Community Pledge, you demonstrate your support. You will be notified of our upcoming community engagement opportunities. Most events will be virtual for the safety and well-being of attendees.
We condemn racism and discrimination in all forms and commit to equality, justice, peace, respect and inclusion for all through equity, service and action in our daily lives.
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