LAS VEGAS—On Monday, Jan. 20, the Las Vegas community came together to participate in the 38th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade. MGM Resorts International was the presenting sponsor of the parade for the 10th consecutive year.
MGM Resorts International’s “The Fabric of America” float entry in the 2020 MLK Parade paid tribute to iconic African Americans woven throughout history who spoke out and advocated for equality and human rights for all. This year’s parade theme was “Living the Dream—The Time is Right to Do What’s Right.”
MGM Resorts has participated in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade since 2003. Hundreds of employee volunteers from the company were expected to turn out in full force to march in the parade with an MGM Resorts float created by the company’s special events department.
Aiming to ‘Better Unify Our World’
“We are proud to come together with our community to honor the life and unmatched legacy of Dr. King. His quest for equal rights and universal respect for all continues to inspire our work as we embrace humanity and promote inclusion for all through his timeless teachings,” said Jyoti Chopra, Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity & Sustainability Officer for MGM Resorts International. “As a company we continue to focus on taking strong and principled stands on issues of equality and aim to better unify our world.”
Dozens of Las Vegas employees from MGM Resorts will also honor Dr. King’s legacy through participation in several service projects across the Las Vegas Valley throughout the month of January. Cleaning donated books, serving meals at local nonprofits and facilitating games for special needs children are among the projects that volunteers plan to support.
Similar activities are planned across the company’s domestic regional operations, as well. In what has become a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day tradition, employees from Gold Strike Tunica in Mississippi will volunteer by providing information and directional assistance to guests visiting the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. The museum, located on the site of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., chronicles the history of the American civil rights movement and draws thousands of visitors each year.
For more information, visit www.kingweeklasvegas.com.