This year more than ever, we recognize the important contributions of Martin Luther King, Jr. in regard to the civil rights movement.
In 1994, Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, designating the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service.
MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a "day on, not a day off.
If you find yourself in need of an opportunity to volunteer, may we suggest you help the environment and sign up with Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful. Read more.
Here are few other community events to honor MLK.
· Woonsocket Harris Public Library has Martin Luther King Jr. Take and Make Craft Kits. More info.
· The Woonsocket MLK Community Committee is hosting two events: Friday, January 15 from 5:00-8:00 pm the Annual Saint James Baptist Scholarship Banquet will be an at-home event with take-out from Bugg'd Outt BBQ, and on Monday, January 18 @ 2:00 pm a virtual Community Conversation in Civil Rights.
· Friday, January 15 @ 7:30 pm - We, They and the People: The Character of King, a virtual performance with Mixed Magic Theatre, Pawtucket. More Info.
· Monday, January 18 @ 5:00 pm - Martin Luther King Jr. Virtual Celebration with the City of Central Falls. More Info.