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Ways to Serve & Honor Martin Luther King, Jr Day 2018

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From January 12th through the 15th, there will be dozens of opportunities for Memphians to further the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by helping make Memphis a better place by volunteering, donating, and attending events.

Photo: National Civil Rights Museum


The Museum is open from 8 am to 6 pm and is offering special discounts in honor of the MLK holiday. Admission is $5 all day for all ages, $3 if you bring a food donations for the Mid-South Food Bank, or FREE for you and others if you donate blood to LifeBlood.

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. King by taking part in the annual MLK Day parade downtown on January 15th.

All ages are welcome from 1 pm to 4 pm at New Ballet Ensemble to learn a variety of dances! MemPops and Crumpy’s Hot Wings and Things will also be on location.

Your Memphis Grizzlies will be taking on the Los Angeles Lakers in what is always one of the most memorable games each and every Grizz season. Tickets available here.

Martin Luther King Day offers an unprecedented opportunity to connect Memphis’ young professional community with the larger city in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination. Just steps away from the National Civil Rights Museum, ConnecTI—the young professional cohort of Temple Israel—will host a powerful luncheon experience with speakers, leaders, and calls to action for civil rights in our city and beyond. Hosted with New Memphis Institute, an organization focused on forging a more prosperous and vital new Memphis by attracting, developing, activating and retaining talent, the event will propel conversation and action in light of MLK50.

Join this conversation about how civic engagement can spark momentum toward financial security. Sunday Supper, a program of Points of Light, is inspired by Dr. King’s vision of people creating community across race, class, and faith. Sunday Supper encourages people to gather and discuss issues that affect their communities and families. These conversations can also increase racial cultural understanding, promote unity and inspire people into further action. Invite your friends, family, and neighbors to your Sunday Supper. During this free event, we will also have time for students/families to start and complete their 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application.

Volunteer Odyssey

Photo: Volunteer Odyssey

Volunteer Opportunities:

January 12th

January 13th

January 14th

January 15th

Find more ways to volunteer through Volunteer Odyssey and Volunteer Memphis.

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