MLK Day of Service

MLK DAY OF SERVICE and learning

MLK Day is a chance for us to dedicate a portion of our day to civic engagement and service. Thousands of people across the country come together (this year 6 feet apart or over zoom!) to serve others and advance justice and social welfare. We are proud to provide a meaningful opportunity for you to engage every MLK Day of Service.

Dr. King’s legacy is one of service to our fellow human beings, but it is also of working towards racial equity and a more just society for People of Color.

Join us the week of January 18-24th to make thank-you cards, bake sweet treats, and make trail-mix bags for staff at emergency homeless shelters across the city as well as learn about racial justice through our Amplifying Voices program series.

Additionally, we invite you to watch True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality on your own time and donate to the work of the Equal Justice Initiative. This powerful film will take you through several decades of history on slavery, violence, and oppression of Black people in the US and teach how we can start changing the present and future of our country.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

VOLUNTEER PROJECTS (At Home)

Register to create thank-you cards, bake sweet treats, and make trail mix for emergency shelter staff at Catholic Charities shelters around the DMV. All projects are designed for you to do at home and deliver to the EDCJCC on Sunday, January 24.

ART AS A FORM OF OPPRESSION (Virtual Program)

Wednesday, January 13, 7:00 PM
Hear from Archy LaSalle, a Black-Jewish educator and fine art photographer, about his quest to make fine art institutions more inclusive.

LEARNING THE LAND: A CIVIL RIGHTS TOUR (Virtual Program)

Sunday, January 31, 6:00 PM
In this program, you will get to participate in a virtual Civil Rights Tour and interactive discussion with an emphasis on the cities of Birmingham, Montgomery and Selma.

TRUE JUSTICE: BRYAN STEVENSON'S FIGHT FOR EQUALITY (Watch at Home)

This film follows 30 years of Bryan Stevenson and the Equal Justice Initiative's work on behalf of the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned. It is one of the most powerful testimonies of slavery, to lynching, and present-day injustices.

SUPPORT THE FIGHT FOR RACIAL EQUITY

Help the Equal Justice Initiative in their efforts to end mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the US, challenge racial and economic injustice, and protect the basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.