Hopkinton hosts MLK Day virtual programs Sunday, Monday

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There are two MLK Day virtual events planned in Hopkinton for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day long weekend.

On Sunday (Jan. 16) at 11 a.m., the Islamic Masumeen School of Hopkinton is hosting a Zoom event, open to the public. Speakers include Town Clerk Connor Degan, Police Chief Joseph Bennett, United Parish of Upton Pastor Lourey Savick, Islamic Masumeen Center of New England religious leader Agha Mehdi Ali, Blak Madeen performer Yusuf Trombly and Sunday School students.

For more information, visit the center’s website at islamicmasumeen.org.

On Monday (Jan. 17) at 10 a.m., the Hopkinton Freedom Team and HCAM-TV are broadcasting an event featuring keynote speaker Jamele Adams, the DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Director for Scituate Public Schools and the visionary of the Freedom Team concept that originated in Natick. He will discuss love, inclusion and trust, and how these values align with the humanitarian legacy of Dr. King.

Additional activities are being planned for individuals to participate at their convenience. For more information, visit the Freedom Team website at hopkintonfreedomteam.org.

As part of the MLK Day of Service, Hopkinton Girl Scouts Troop 65040 is sponsoring a Valentines for Veterans program. Individuals can write Valentine’s Day cards and drop them in the bin outside of 14 Colella Farm Road by Jan. 30. “Write a kind statement, thank them for their service, make some art, be creative!!” the event flyer reads. For more information, email hopgstroop65040@gmail.com.