MLK Mayors Conference

MLK Mayors Conference

Thursday, January 6, 2022

The Inaugural Statewide MLK Mayors, Ministers Conference, Forum, Film, Edutainment and "MyMovement" Event Series


Reflecting the Past... Inspecting the Present... Projecting the Future...


~The AR MLK 6M Huddle~

Hot Springs Arkansas| January 17-18, 2022

Central Theatre | Downtown Hot Springs 

‘MLK— The Mayors, The Ministers, The Murders, The Masses, The Movement’



YES! THE INAUGURALThe MLK Holiday is too great a day not to uplift in the highest measure of honor and embrace. What better time to convene the leaders of cities across Arkansas than the first of the year? What better moment is set aside when leaders mobilize communities that are closed for the only Federal Holiday that honors a minister, a man of color who embodies the work and mission that the Arkansas Black Mayors Association stands for every day of the year? ABMA has a moment to convene this year and get ahead of many issues and concerns. We convene to strategize on this and more…

Ø  The Voting Rights Issues

Ø  The Past Legislative Session 

Ø  "Inclusion" from Multiple Aspects

Ø  The Critical Race Theory (CRT)

Ø  The Candidates for 2022: Some will be on site. Who is on our side?

Presented in Part by The Arkansas Black Mayors Association

 Ø Mayors and Leaders in the Movement—Fighting for the Masses

Ø “The My Movement Forum” 

Ø WHO WILL LEAD US... 2022 and Beyond?

 Day 1, January 17

Documentary Film Screening COME WALK IN MY SHOES, (Congressman John Lewis Story)

Music and Keynote Tribute

3pm—6:30pm | $10 Registration  

6:30pm—7:30pm | Reception (included with registration) 

8pm MLK Concert Celebration | $10

 Day 2, January 18

Part One: Mayors Summit (Mayors, Ministers Only)

10am—1:30pm | $59 Registration

 Part Two: The “My Movement” Forum (Mayors and General Public) Panel and Town Hall Discussions

       2:30pm—4:30pm | $20 Registration

Registration and Presenting Partners 

Led by the MLK Jr., Hot Springs Committee & Parade participants, The College of Aspiring Artists (30-years plus with Legacy Salutes to Rev. MLK), Central Theatre, and others are producing this 2-day conference. The two-day registration with hotel is under $200.00, and officially opens on Friday, January 7th.  The Official Hotel is the Hotel Hot Springs, located at 305 Malvern Ave., 71901, provides a rate of $99/night plus tax and includes breakfast. Registration for the two days is $79.  Add-ons include the MLK Post Screening Concert which and Reception is total of $89 for registration.

Sponsored in part by Josh Price for Secretary of State, Chris Jones for Governor and others who are signing on.

Tickets here can get your all your services for full registration if purchased by 4pm on January 14. 

 Tickets:  Full Registration Plus Hotel/Reception/Concert                                                  $199

              Two-day Registration Only                                                                                     $79

               MLK Documentary Film Screening                                                                       $10

              MLK Documentary Film Screening and Concert                                                    $20

               Day 2 Forum Only                                                                                                  $20

  Special Screening and Post Film Forum/Discussion:


The short trailer (which is the opening title sequence to the film), Download here from the WeTransfer link:

Summary: The Honorable John R. Lewis (D-GA) leads colleagues from the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives on an emotional pilgrimage to sacred sites of the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama. The journey begins in Montgomery where an 18-year-old Lewis first met Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and ends in Selma on the Edmund Pettus Bridge where the future congressman was brutally beaten as he led a march for the right to vote. Along the way we are introduced to some of Lewis's friends who, as he puts it, are among the "unsung heroes who cared deeply, sacrificed much, and fought hard for a better America."

The film was featured in 15 film festivals and a broadcast version, presented by WHUT, was distributed by APT (American Public Television) to public television stations across the country (2008-2012).

Awards: Winner, Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Charlotte Film Festival (Charlotte, North Carolina)

Chris Award for Best in Humanities at the Columbus International Film Festival (Columbus, Ohio); and Special Jury Award at Reel Politics Film Festival (Alexandria, Virginia).

Official selection in other festivals, including the Athens International Film and Video Festival (Athens, Ohio), Real to Reel (Shelby, North Carolina), Hot Springs (Arkansas), Boston International Film Festival (Massachusetts), Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival (Birmingham, Alabama), San Diego Black Film Festival (California); Reel Women (Burbank, California); On Location: Memphis (Tennessee); Hearts and Minds (Dover, Delaware.)

 Other Awards:  CINE Golden Eagle; 2008 Bronze Telly Award (TV Documentary); 2008 Bronze Telly Award (Educational Documentary)

Full Registration for General Public Open:



The Parade and Community Celebration | 10AM—12Noon Monday, January 17, 2022 @ 10:00am Parade Participants Line up @ 8:00 a.m.—Whittington Ave. Following the Parade Everyone will gather at the Convention Center (Horner Hall), 134 Convention Blvd., Hot Springs, AR

Program Speakers: Pastor Kelly Allen Green and Rev. Arthur L. Hunt, Jr.

    3PM: Central Theatre | 1008 Central Avenue

Documentary Film Screening | Mayors, Ministers Community Forum | The MLK Concert 

(See top section above for the details)

The Inaugural Statewide MLK Mayors, Ministers Conference, Forum, Film, Edutainment and "MyMovement" Event Series

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