It’s that time of year when we remember Dr. Martin Luther King’s Jr. legacy and continue to follow the path of doing good!
It’s a day on to practice King’s good will and continue the dream!
On January 14, the Friday before MLK Day, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center) is holding a global “Teach-In.” The center is offering educators access to lesson plans and activities on the work, teachings and philosophies of Dr. King and his wife, Coretta Scott King.
“We want to inspire students to believe that they can make a difference, that they can be part of the change they want to see in the world,” Chance Patterson from the King Center told CNN.
Here in Atlanta, there are tons of ways you can get on board and join in on MLK Day On!
Check out these 5 things you can get involved with during this celebritory weekend!
- FREE entry to the Atlanta History Center : After a year of an all-virtual celebration, Atlanta History Center is thrilled to welcome guests again to an in-person Martin Luther King, Jr. experience along with virtual components. We invite you to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his hometown of Atlanta through a variety of virtual and in-person educational family activities, including simulations, crafts, and story time, as well as offerings for adults including author talks.
- Join In On A Virtual Summit: The Virtual Beloved Community Global Summit focuses on the 2022 King Holiday Observance theme, “It Starts with Me! Shifting Priorities to Create the Beloved Community.” The Panelist and audience will engage in a variety of conversations around what it means to shift our priorities to address the myriad of social justice and societal challenges facing humanity globally; how we shift our priorities; and, why it is important to make these shifts. Each session will include Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s prophetic words as a means for centering the conversation.
- Check Out The National Center for Civil and Human Rights: Join The National Center for Civil and Human Rights as we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with activities and programs on his birthday (Saturday, January 15) and on MLK Day (Monday, January 17). Featured activities and programs include interactive story times, visual artist talkbacks, spoken word performances, and more!
- Morehouse College Human Rights One-Day Film Fest : Join the full day’s festivities to honor the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Schedule of events
- Celebrate the “day on” in your local community: MLK Day is observed as a national day of service; “a day on, not a day off.” Even though Covid-19 is still quickly spreading through the country, there are still some opportunities available for those who would like to volunteer in person. AmeriCorps has a searchable database of MLK day volunteer opportunities available around the country. Simply put in your zip code and click on the “MLK Day” box to find the projects available in your area.
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Everyone!