Word: The photographs on this article are pre-COVID occasions, not current.
On a typical third Monday in January, you’d possible discover individuals celebrating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Dr. Day by giving of their time to carry out varied initiatives locally.
Due to COVID-19, the methods many will observe the MLK Jr. Day of Service will change. Lots of the observances can be digital.
This is a take a look at a number of the occasions taking place throughout the MLK vacation weekend and past:
Phillis Wheatley Middle
- Jan. 16, 12 p.m. to three:30 p.m. , at 335 Greenacre Highway, Greenville — Younger Afro-Excellence will host its1st Annual Black Historical past Vendor Exposition, that includes small retail/product and repair distributors.
- This occasion will assist increase cash to supply life skill-based courses at neighborhood facilities and libraries for primarily pre-teen and younger grownup African People (ages12-24). Younger Afro-Excellence would additionally like to supply scholarships and enterprise grants sooner or later.
- Tickets can be found here.
Unity Sports activities
Unity Sports activities can be internet hosting its twenty seventh Annual MLK Breakfast program nearly on January 18, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. This system can be simulcast on the Unity Sports activities Soccer Membership YouTube channel and Fb web page.
The occasion will characteristic performances, displays by area people organizations, reflections from neighborhood representatives and a keynote handle by Dr. Brenda Thames, Prisma Well being Chief Educational Government Officer and Provost.
This 12 months’s theme “The place do I am going from right here?” relies on Dr. King’s final ebook: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE: CHAOS OR COMMUNITY?
- Jan. 18, 2021, 7 a.m. to five:30 p.m. – MLK Day of Service Litter Cleanup.
- The county is encouraging residents to focus this 12 months’s neighborhood cleanup on their personal neighborhoods in honor of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Residents are requested to ask neighbors, mates, sports activities groups, or teams to beautify an space of their neighborhood. Trash luggage, gloves, vests, and pickup grabbers can be offered for free after signup. Register here.
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Metropolis of Greer
- Jan. 18, 11:30 a.m. – The town of Greer will observe its twentieth annual Day of Celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a livestreamed program on its Facebook page.
- This 12 months’s program, which is introduced by Greer Memorial Hospital and Prisma Well being, will even have a spotlight video posted that night to the town’s homepage and the City of Greer YouTube channel.
- The Rev. Earl D. Simmons, Sr. of Maple Creek Baptist Church, would be the keynote speaker. Musical artists will embody Gary Sherman Jr., Katrell Sherman, and Terry Paden.
- For extra data contact Greer Recreation Supervisor Justin Miller at (864) 848-2192.
Greenville Rainbow PUSH
Rainbow PUSH Greenville plans to carry a digital exercise every month in observance of MLK Day.
- On Jan. 18, at 7 p.m., The Gospel of Social Justice on-line.
- Feb. 27 – 28- The King Legacy HBCU Truthful.
- March – Children Towards COVID.
United Manner of Greenville County
- United Way of Greenville County is holding an MLK Service Drive on January 22, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 105 Edinburgh Ct., Greenville
- The drive is to gather provides for residents experiencing homelessness, to be distributed throughout the Level-In-Time Depend (a depend of homeless individuals dwelling in shelters and on the streets on a single night time).
Requested objects embody: Backpacks (minimal dimension 18″ x 12″ x 7″); Blankets (new, unisex colours most popular); and water bottles (flip high or straw most popular).
All MLK commemoration occasions sponsored by Furman can be digital this 12 months. Listed here are a few of these occasions.
MLK Neighborhood Breakfast: “The place Do We Go From Right here?” with Jonathan Kubakundimana ’16, program supervisor for The Equal Justice Initiative
- Jan. 15, 2021
- Digital Occasion
- 9:00 a.m.
- Contact: Chandra Dillard, Chandra.firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-294-2503
- Register Here
A Neighborhood Panel: The COVID-19 Pandemic and Impacts on Communities of Shade within the Upstate.
- Jan. 20, 6:30 p.m.
- Digital occasion
- Panelists: Jalen Elrod, Neighborhood Organizer; Traci Fant, Organizer Freedom Fighters Upstate SC; Geri Kinlaw, Instructor, Vacationers Relaxation Excessive College; Carmen Ogles, Communities Religion Coordinator, Bon Secours
- This digital occasion is a chance to spotlight the affect of the worldwide pandemic within the Upstate, and the efforts neighborhood organizers and repair organizations have prioritized as a way to deal with these difficult occasions. Panelists will handle quite a lot of points and the distinctive implications from a neighborhood engagement lens.
- REGISTER HERE
- Contact: Deborah Allen, email@example.com or 864-294-2076
Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Program And Rudolph Gordon Faculty Truthful
- Feb 6, 2021
- 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
- Digital occasion
- Sponsor: The Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Basis
- Contact: Bobby Clark, firstname.lastname@example.org or 864.441.9067
See an entire record of Furman MLK events here
Bob Jones College
- Through the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, Bob Jones College college students will work with the Greenville Parks and Recreation Fee to help in varied initiatives at Conestee Park, spokesman Randy Web page.
- Their efforts to beautify and revitalize the park will embody landscaping, strain washing and portray totally different areas of the park together with the canine park, playground, baseball stadium and exercise garden. Moreover, college students will even set up benches within the giant canine park, in accordance with Web page.
This itemizing can be up to date as extra details about MLK occasions turn out to be accessible. If you already know of an occasion that needs to be included right here, electronic mail the knowledge to email@example.com.