Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service
The Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday is a National Day of Service, and a time to re-commit ourselves to serving each other and our communities. Americans across the country will honor Dr. King by helping their neighbors and communities. This Day of Service is a way to transform Dr. King's life and teachings into community service.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Film Screening
Flint: The Poisoning of an American City (2019) This film traces the timeline of the city's interaction with the Flint River - from the continued abuse and neglect of both city infrastructure and environmental regulations, to subsequent population decline, through today's crisis.
Sunday, January 19, 2020.
Doors open around 1pm.
Movie begins at 1:30pm.
The Byrd Theatre: 2908 W. Cary Street.
FREE TO THE PUBLIC! Get tickets here
Movie will be followed by a short discussion with special guest and community conversations.
Bring school supplies to support Richmond Public Schools
HandsOn Greater Richmond, Richmond Public Schools, University of Richmond - Bonner Center for Civic Engagement and Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities join together for an MLK Day School Supply Drive. Community members can join together to support RPS by collecting and donating school supplies, which will be distributed to RPS schools in January 2020.
Download the School Supply Drive List.
This event is co-hosted by The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, the University of Richmond Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, and The Byrd Theatre.
Please share your thoughts with us #MLKDayRVA #FlintIsEverywhere and tag @HandsOnRVA @FlintPoisoning
Addtional Resources to Explore
- MLK Day Legacy of Service Video (Corporation for National and Community Service)
- Classroom helpers (Scholastic) --videos, news articles, photographs, book lists
- America's Sunday Supper (Points of Light) -- encourage people to share a meal and engage in dialogue about issues that affect their communities. Includes conversation starters and other resources.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Volunteer Opportunities
Sign up for a slot on one of many projects occurring in our region and make this a day on, not a day off for you and your family. Projects include: weeding, sorting and organizing, painting and much more. Most projects are family friendly. See below for opppotuntities to get invovled on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.