CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs has announced that this year’s statewide ecumenical service commemorating the life and service of Civil Rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be virtual once more.

The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Ecumenical Service Monday, Jan. 17.
The public can tune in on the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA) Facebook page at 9:30 a.m..

The King Center in Atlanta set the 2022 King Holiday theme as “It Starts With Me: Shifting Priorities to Create the Beloved Community.” This theme will be showcased throughout the 2022 service.

This year’s virtual Ecumenical Service features keynote speaker Dr. Elizabeth A. Dooley, a native of Fairmont, WV.
Dooley has over 32 years of experience in higher education and has served in executive leadership positions at West Virginia University. She is currently a professor in the College of Community Innovation and Education at the University of Central Florida (UCF) and was the first woman and African-American to be named provost and vice president for academic affairs at UCF.

The Ecumenical Service will also include a segment honoring the 2021 Living the Dream Award recipients. These awards are given to individuals who exemplify, through action or personal traits, the principles and ideals of Martin Luther King, Jr. in his pursuit of social change.

HHOMA’s YouTube link to access the event is