Virtual Celebration Honors Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Award-winning documentary filmmaker Dawn Porter will serve as keynote speaker for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Kent State University. Porter’s work has appeared on HBO, PBS, Discovery and Netflix, among others. She currently serves as a director and executive producer of an Apple TV documentary series with Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry, which focuses on both mental illness and mental well-being.
Porter directed and produced the acclaimed four-hour Netflix original series “Bobby Kennedy for President,” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2018. She is a two-time Sundance Film Festival director, and her film “Trapped” won the Special Jury Award for Social Impact Filmmaking at Sundance in 2016, in addition to winning a Peabody and numerous other awards.
The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will take place on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. Due to the current surge of COVID cases in Northeast Ohio, the program will be virtual. Watch the livestream.