In honor of the birthday and holiday recognizing Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, here are a few things you can do this weekend (including Monday) in the city.
Go see SELMA!
Chronicling the journey for voting rights for blacks in 1965, the film reveals the struggles that were endured and critical decisions that were made by King, along with a host of prevalent leaders during the Civil Rights Movement.
The best part: Forget what you thought you knew about King, this film displays him as a man — a human — who thrived through faults, mistakes and all. It’s definitely worth watching.
Participate in DC’s 9th annual MLK Day Peace Walk and Parade:
Titled “Looking Back, Moving Forward Together”, the 3 mile peace walk and parade will be joined by DC non-profits like Empower DC as they begin at 2500 MLK Ave SE and end at Leckie Elementary School at 4201 MLK Jr Ave, SW.
Get more info HERE.
Attend a Service Event or Learn Valuable Info:
Anacostia Riverkeeper & Pope Branch Park Restoration Alliance hosts its 9th Annual MLK Day Pope Brand Park/Neighborhood Clean-up to wipe debris and trash from the park & neighborhood that surrounds it.
Jews United for Justice, the Latino Economic Development Center and Housing for All will be canvassing for affordable housing by inviting tenants to the Housing for All Campaign’s big annual Rally (February 7th). The rally is an effort to show Mayor Bowser how much the organizations support greater funding for the Housing Production Trust Fund, which is used to preserve and create affordable housing.
IMPACT, the Meridian International Center and DC Social Innovation Program hosts a DreamLab to provide aspiring entrepreneurs with hands on-coaching on the art of the pitch and impact evaluation as well as coaching to clients of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) on public speaking, networking, and interviewing.
Sign up for one of these events or find one near you HERE.