Kennebunk's 20th Annual MLK Program

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"The Fierce Urgency of Now:"

Answering the Call of Justice During Uncertain Times.

Sponsored by the First Parish UU Social Justice Network



KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Krystal Williams


Krystal Williams is the founder of and managing attorney for Providentia Group, a legal and business advisory firm in Portland, ME, whose mission is to create economic equity through entrepreneurship. In 2020 she founded Alpha Legal Foundation, a nonprofit focused on diversifying the legal profession. 

Krystal has also served on the board of directors for other non-profits and in leadership roles at her alma maters. Krystal currently serves as a University of New England trustee and a technology advisor for Maine Technology Institute. She is a former director and Equity Officer for the ACLU of Maine. She moved to Maine after thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail and welcomes being called by her trail name, Bumblebee.

Krystal holds a J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law, an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and dual undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Psychology from Williams College.



MUSICIAN: Christopher Staknys




Christopher Staknys is the Music Director at First Parish Church. A graduate of The Juilliard School (2018) with a degree in solo piano performance, he has appeared as performer and composer in cities such as New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Paris and Salzburg at venues including Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall. He has won numerous competitions including first prize in the Steinway Society of Massachusetts Piano Competition.






First Parish has celebrated the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday since 2003, offering a program for the community. This year we continue the tradition with the event taking place on-line, or in-person at the UU Church sanctuary with a social gathering after the program completion. We are so excited about holding this event in person again, after two years on-line, especially since it’s our 20th anniversary.

Here’s what you can expect. Our minister, the Rev. Lara K-J Campbell, will welcome everyone. She will introduce musician, Christopher Staknys, who will open the program with a musical offering before the keynote speech.

Q & A: Rev. Lara will give us an opportunity from the in-person participants, and via Zoom Chat, to ask questions after the speech.

Charitable Donation Share:  

Proceeds will benefit the Alpha Legal Foundation, which was founded by Williams.




The program starts at 10:00 a.m and the ZOOM session will be open at 9:45 am so we can start promptly. Please check in early so the program can begin on time.

Registration is encouraged in advance for paid, free, in-person, and on-line access. All registered participants will also receive a link "by-invitation-only." 


  • Families or friends viewing on 1 screen: $20
  • Individual adults on 1 Zoom screen: $15 
  • Individual adults joining in-person: $15 - Need to identify how many will attend in person
  • Students using their own screens or with others: $5
  • Press personnel who wish to attend, need to be identified: $0


  1. Select the button above or below to register.
  2. Buy your ticket on-line.
  3. If you must pay by check, please send the correct amount with MLK in the memo line, your name and email address to First Parish UU Church, 114 Main St. Kennebunk, ME 04043.  attn. MLK,
  4. Additional donations are welcome!

Social Gathering after completion of the program:

At the completion of the program, we invite you to gather in the parish hall for coffee and both sweet and savory treats!



January 16th, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
KENNEBUNK, ME 04043-7036
Event Fee(s)
Family - Zoom Viewing: Two or more Participants: $20.00
Single Adult - Zoom Viewing: $15.00
Single Adult - In-Person: attending at church $15.00
Students - Zoom Viewing or in-person: $5.00
Press personnel who wish to attend, need to be identified $0.00
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