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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

01.09.24

In Search of Beloved Community

Each year the third Monday in January marks Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a day to celebrate the life and legacy of this historic civil rights leader and advocate of nonviolence. Learn more about his impact today here.

Martin Luther King, Jr. holding hands with other protesters [(R-L) Rabbi Joachim Prinz, unident., Eugene Carson Blake, Martin Luther King, Floyd McKissick, Matthew Ahmann & John Lewis.] outside.

This is the only federal holiday designated by Congress as a National Day of Service, a "day on, not a day off." Service to others is a powerful tool that empowers and moves us closer to Dr. King's vision of a beloved community:

Dr. King's Beloved Community is a global vision in which all people can share in the wealth of the earth. In the Beloved Community, poverty, hunger, and homelessness will not be tolerated because international standards of human decency will not allow it. Racism and all forms of discrimination, bigotry, and prejudice will be replaced by an all-inclusive spirit of sisterhood and brotherhood. -The Beloved Community: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Prescription for a Healthy Society | HuffPost Latest News

By channeling Dr. King's life and legacy into community action, we can take a step closer to realizing that goal. 


Check out events and volunteer opportunities to find ways you can help support the beloved community in your area: 

MLK Celebration: Moving Maryland Forward | Friday January 12, 2024, 6:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Top Ladies of Distinction - PGCC 12th Annual MLK Prayer Breakfast  | Saturday January 13, 2024, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

2024 MLK Holiday DC 6th Annual Prayer Breakfast | Saturday January 13, 2024 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

SAY IT LOUD PLAY IT LOUD /civil rights.social justice.art & musical legacy | Saturday January 13, 2024, 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM

MLK Day Program: Let’s Create! Art as Activism | Saturday January 13, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

MLK Jr. Celebration by Unique Robinson | Saturday January 13, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The King's Table | Lexington Market | Saturday January 13, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

MLK: Peace, Truth & Justice Slam Poetry Slam! | Saturday January 13, 7PM - February 11, 9PM

5th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts and Spoken Word Contest, Light Street Presbyterian Church | Sunday, January 14 at 2:00 PM

Recital & Evensong for the Feast of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | St. David's | Sunday, January 14 at 4:30 PM

MLK "Gonna Take Us All Ball" | Sunday, January 14 at 7:00 PM

Volunteer Opportunities | United Way of Central Maryland | Monday, January 15, 2024

Make a Difference on MLK Day: Join Our Effort to Feed and Care for South Baltimore | Monday, January 15, 2024, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

East Baltimore's MLK Day of Service 2024 | Monday, January 15, 2024, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Chili Bowl Monday MLK National Day of Service to Feed and Clothe Our Homeless Neighbors | Monday, January 15, 2024, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

MLK Day of Service | Waverly Main Street | Monday, January 15, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

2024 MLK Day of Service with Silver Spring Civic Center | Monday, January 15, 2024, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

2024 MLK Day of Service with The Y | Monday, January 15, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

MLK Inspiring The Dream Young Ladies Summit 2024 | Monday, January 15, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

MLK Dare to Dream Day | AVAM | Monday, January 15, 2024, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

MLK Day of Service - Community Fun Day & Stuff-A-Truck Event | Monday, January 15, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

2024 MLK Holiday DC Annual Peace Walk & Parade | Monday, January 15, 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

KING DAY | Reginald F. Lewis Museum | Monday, January 15, 2024, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

MLK Day of Service & Outreach, St. Luke's Church On The Avenue | Monday, January 15, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Baltimore City Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Parade | Monday, January 15, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM

The "I Can I Will" Create Peace Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Workshop | Monday, January 15, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

MLK Day Of Service with Long Branch Community Center  | Monday, January 15, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

MLK Day Art In Motion: Paint & Learn | Wednesday, January 17, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Special MLK Tribute Concert: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra | B&O Railroad Museum | Monday, January 15, 2024, 7:00 PM

MLK Evening with Marcus Sankofa Nicks| Monday, January 15, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM


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