Every year, organizations throughout the country, many groups organize a series of events that celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. These events help remember his legacy while also working toward expanding human rights today. This page will continue to be updated in the coming days and weeks.
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In celebration of Human Rights Week 2023 honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's legacy Community Conversations invites you to: engage with your community and create constructive action with this year's theme of social justice and equity:
United We Serve
The Martin Luther King, Jr., National Day of Service is a defining moment each year when Americans across the country step up to make communities more equitable and take action to create the Beloved Community of Dr. King’s dream. While Dr. King believed the Beloved Community was possible, he acknowledged and fought for systemic change. His example is our call to action.
MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. During the last quarter-century, the MLK Day of Service has grown, and its impact increased as more Americans embraced the idea that citizenship involves taking an active role in improving communities.
Find a Volunteer Opportunity
Use the Volunteer Search Tool, powered by VolunteerMatch, to find an opportunity near you through one of these organizations: AmeriCorps, Idealist, California Volunteers, Catholic Volunteer Network, JustServe, MENTOR, Volunteer.gov (National Park Service), and VolunteerMatch. https://americorps.gov/join/find-volunteer-opportunity#/
The Beloved Community Awards is one of the marquee events of The King Center’s week-long annual King holiday experience. The awards recognize national and international individuals and organizations that exemplify excellence in leadership, pursuit of social justice, and commitment to creating the Beloved Community in the tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King.
29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Monday, January 16, 2023 - 12-1 p.m. Haribo Hall - Madrigrano Conference Center Gateway Technical College Kenosha Campus: Each year, Gateway hosts its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration to remember Dr. King’s legacy and honor community members who keep his spirit alive by giving back. We are pleased to announce that the 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration will once again be held in-person! The event will also be live streamed. Please check this page on January 16 for a link to view the event livestream. https://www.gtc.edu/business-community/additional-information/community-events/dr-martin-luther-king-jr-celebration
Service Volunteer Fair
2-4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 20223, Iowa City Senior Center's Assembly Room
The start of a new year is a great time to get acquainted with some of the many outstanding organizations that serve our community, learn about volunteer opportunities, and get involved in something new! The Senior Center is hosting a senior-focused volunteer fair. It will highlight both organizations that directly serve older adults and those that specifically recruit seniors to fulfill their volunteer needs. Join us for this afternoon for a lively community conversation, enlightening exploration, and community engagement. All are welcome to attend; no registration is needed!