EVENT GUIDE: Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2015

EVENT GUIDE: Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2015

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"

Many people around the Mid-South will honor Dr. King's legacy on Monday by serving others and their communities.

We are compiling a list of events happening around the Mid-South. Refer to the list below to see if there are any events you are able to participate in on Monday. If you are hosting your own "Day of Service" event you would like others to know about,

to send an e-mail with the Who, What, When, Where.


  • CLE Events is holding its 4th annual "I Have A Dream" Fest Weekend from Friday, Jan 16. until Sunday, Jan. 18. Friday and Saturday's events are at 1524 Madison Avenue. Sunday's event is at Madison Dance Studio at Minglewood Hall at 1555 Madison Avenue. To learn more information, click here: http://www.cleevents.com/.
  • Lifeblood is holding a mobile blood drive from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19 at the National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry Street. Those who donate will be given a voucher for the donor and three family members for free admission to the NCRM that day. For more information, click here: www.lifeblood.org.
  • Memphis Urban League Young Professionals is holding  a MLK Day of Service, on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 at 10 a.m., MLK High School at 1530 Dellwood Avenue. To learn more click here: http://mulyp.org/.
  • Clean Memphis is partnering with Leadership Memphis to host multiple MLK Day of Service events on Monday, Jan. 19. For a list of locations and to sign up, click here: http://cleanmemphis.org/Events.aspx?pid=6.
  • Shelby Farms Park is hosting their 4th annual day of service in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, please contact Irene Montanez at imontanez@shelbyfarmspark.org or call (901) 222-7275. Pre-registration is not required, but is helpful. For more information about volunteering, click here.

  • The Beta Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is hosting a Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Impact Day on Monday, January 19. The event, co-sponsored by the Beta Tau, Epsilon Epsilon and Mu Epsilon Chapters of the sorority, will be held from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. at Lemoyne Owen College. The day of service is open to the public and includes making  scarves and blankets for the homeless, valentines for Alzheimer and senior center residents and bookmarks for literacy programs. Participants are asked to bring school supplies, kid friendly food items, or gently used winter wraps. For more information and to register, click here.

  • The City of Memphis is hosting its annual Be The Dream MLK Weekend event. Various service projects including fighting blight and volunteering with MIFA will be available on January 19. For more information, click here

  • The National Civil Rights Museum is hosting a King Day Food Drive on January 19. With the donation of canned goods, residents will receive a special $3 admission price for the day. Children's activities will be held outdoors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include storytelling and arts/crafts that teach youth Dr. King's principles of nonviolence., the significance of the African-American culture of resistance and marches to freedom. Click here for more information. 

    Also at the NCRM, Courtney Richardson and The Glory Gospel Singers will perform outside of the museum at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

  • UCAN of Memphis will be hosting a Vision Board Workshop on Monday at Lily Roze Studions, 810 S. Main Street from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.. Participants must bring their own poster board. Email ucanmakadiff@gmail.com or call 901-262-8642 to register. 

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