MLK Day 2022

January 17th | 10:00am

In light of this New Year coming, The Hopkinton Freedom Team and HCAM-TV are delighted to invite you to be a participant in the upcoming Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day program taking place in Hopkinton on January 17th 10:00am.

Jamele Adams is this year's keynote speaker. Jamele is the visionary of the Freedom Team concept that originated in Natick, MA.

View his 13 minute TED talk on "RACE, LOVE, FREEDOM: A Blueprint for Every Community."

Program Highlights

  • Opening Song by Monica Spencer

  • Keynote by Jamele Adams

  • Words of Dr. King - presented by Hopkins Elementary School

  • Little pieces of inspiration from Dr. King - Shared by members of the Hopkinton Community

  • Getting to know People and Organizations who service to our community

Program Hosts include a diverse range of community members and students: Evanya Mathur, Nisha Sinha, Lynn Canty, Cheryl Perreault, Cathleen Dinsmore

Program includes talks and commentary aired 'Live' as well as Calls to Action suggested by several community members and organizations!

Dr. King once said, “Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?”

Go to the list of resources for ways to learn, elevate and spread LIT (Love, Inclusion, Trust) in our Community

Keynote Speaker: Jamele Adams

jamele adams

“Love how you love who you love” -jma

Proudly embracing membership in the community of Scituate and the educational family of its schools, jamele serves as the DEI Director for the District of Scituate Public Schools. Spelling his name with lower case letters, he does so to signal that he is a piece in life’s grand landscape for us all.

jamele also served as the Director for New York Yankees Derek Jeter’s “Jeter’s Leaders”, a program in the Derek Jeter Turn 2 Foundation. In this role jamele oversaw a unique leadership program that supports high school age students in the New York City

Recipient of many awards and recognitions for his work in higher education, with young scholars interested in law and creative writing workshops, he is also a nationally celebrated poet.

More about Jamele Adams:

TOWN Speakers and Other Invited Guest Speakers

  • Congressman Jake Auchincloss (MA-04)

  • Connor Degan (Town Clerk)

  • Muriel Kramer (Select Board)

  • Norman Khumalo (Town Manager)

  • Dr. Carolyn Cavanaugh (School Superintendent)

  • Dawn Alcott Miller (Youth and Family Services)

  • Agha Mehdi (Islamic Masumeen Center of New England)

  • Sarah Schneider Watson (Vineyard Church)

Community organizations and schools

  • Hopkinton Select Board

  • Hopkinton Public Library

  • Hopkinton Public Schools

  • Hopkins Elementary

  • Hopkinton High School

  • DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Team

  • HHS Diversity Club

  • Hopkinton Center for the Arts

  • HHS Gender-Sexuality Alliance

  • Hopkinton Youth and Family Services

  • Hopkinton Youth Commission

  • Hopkinton Senior Center

  • Hopkinton Historical Society

  • Hopkinton Emergency Fund


  • Boy Scout Troop 1 Hopkinton

  • Girl Scout Troop 65040

  • South Asian Circle of Hopkinton (SACH)

  • Hopkinton Chinese American Association

  • Islamic Masumeen Center of New England

  • Hopkinton Christian Service Connection

  • Hopkinton Women's Club

  • Hopkinton Community Partnership

  • Hopkinton Trails Club

  • Project Just Because

  • The Michael Lisnow Respite Center

  • Vineyard Church