1199SEIU To Hold 43rd Annual MLK Celebration at University of Rochester Medical Center Monday at 11AM

January 15, 2024

: Sunday, January 14, 2024
Allison Krause, 1199SEIU Communications (315) 679-6032
Chip Partner, URMC, Assistant VP, URMC Communications (585) 749-0536


Program will celebrate Dr. King’s work in the labor movement and commitment to workers’ rights through music, poetry, and dance with keynote speaker Mayor Malik Evans, remarks from NYS Assemblymember Demond Meeks, and Proclamation from Governor Kathy Hochul’s office

WHO:             1199SEIU Union Healthcare workers, Robert Ricks’ Performing Group, and Anthony Hall

WHAT:         43rd Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Celebration

WHEN:         Monday, January 15, 2024 at 11:00 AM  - 1:00 PM

WHERE:       University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC)
                      601 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14641
                      Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9542)


1199SEIU will hold their 43rd Annual MLK Celebration at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) on Monday, January 15th at 11AM.  This year’s theme is “We Come This Far By Faith.” 

The program will include performances by Robert Ricks’ group - “Mentors Inspiring Boys & Girls,” Community Activist Anthony Hall and other performances to celebrate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  A representative from Governor Hochul’s office will also present a proclamation. 

The keynote speech will be given by Mayor Malik Evans with remarks by New York State Assemblymember Demond Meeks.  

The celebration will feature music, poetry, and dance.  This event is free and open to the public.   

1199SEIU is celebrating 50 years of organized labor at URMC this year.  




1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East is the largest and fastest-growing healthcare union in America. We represent over 400,000 nurses and caregivers throughout Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Florida. Our mission is to achieve quality care and good jobs for all.