2024 MLK Celebration/Racial Social Justice Summit


Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport, 1739 W. Nursery Road, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090


MSEA’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and Racial Social Justice Summit will be held together on Saturday, January 13. This year’s theme is Rise Up Because When Fight, We Win! Our Collective Fight for Racial, Social, and Economic Justice. This one-day joint event will convene educators, students, community members, and experts to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy, recognize award winners, and provide engaging workshops that further our work for racial, social, and economic justice for our students, educators, and communities. Workshop topics will cover the various intersections of the racial, social, and economic justice spectrum.


– RSJS Morning Workshops: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

– MLK Celebration/Brunch: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

– RSJS Afternoon Workshops: 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

We’ll be joined by keynote speaker Carmen Perez, an award-winning, internationally-known civil and human rights leader and Chicana feminist. She is the President & CEO of The Gathering for Justice and co-founder of Justice League NYC and Justice League CA, two state-based task forces for advancing a juvenile and criminal justice reform agenda She has been named one of Fortune’s Top 50 World Leaders, one of TIME’s 100 most influential people, Glamour Women of the Year, and Forbes’ 100 Mujeres Mas Poderosas.

The RSJS workshop sessions will be finalized in the coming weeks. A list of the workshop sessions with descriptions will be sent prior to the RSJS so you can review which session(s) you would like to attend. There will be no pre-registration for sessions.