MLK Diversity Celebration

Mission: To promote community collaboration to reflect Dr. King’s dream and to motivate youth for service and excellence.

Join us on January 14 to honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The event will begin at 7:30am and will include breakfast, as well as the opportunity to hear from this year’s speaker, Babbie Mason.


About the Speaker

Jackson native and Spring Arbor University graduate, Babbie Mason, will be joining us to sing and speak at this year’s MLK Diversity Celebration. The name Babbie Mason is synonymous with creative excellence in the Christian community. A Christian Music Hall of Fame inductee, Babbie Mason is the recipient of two Dove Awards, with nominations for the Grammy, the Stellar and the Emmy Awards.

Babbie is a gifted singer, a prolific songwriter, a dedicated author, a sought-after women’s conference speaker, a popular television talk show host, the recipient of an honorary doctorate and the founder of Babbie Mason Radio. 

Speaker sponsored by Henry Ford Health System.

Art & Voice of Martin Luther King Jr. Gallery

The MLK Diversity Celebration will feature a gallery of artwork by students in the Jackson area, inspired by quotes from Martin Luther King Jr.’s most famous sermons and speeches. The Jackson District Library is taking submissions for the gallery from December 15 through January 1. Click here to find out more.

A portion of your sponsorship goes towards Challenge Day, a nonprofit organization committed to building empathy and compassion in our communities. Challenge Day programs are held every fall here inviting all area 7th graders. Also, the Chamber in cooperation with the Jackson Community Foundation, has created a scholarship for a Jackson County student of color to continue their education at Jackson College, Spring Arbor University, or Baker College.


Thank You to Our Sponsors

Register here for tickets, or to reserve a table or sponsorship, please contact Amanda Loveland at or call (517)782-8221.

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