The Arkansas Democratic Black Caucus has put together this great list of ways to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Check out some of the ways to get involved in MLK Day in Arkansas this year and make sure to visit the ADBC website and support their work.
A variety of organizations, churches, nonprofits, and community leaders from across the state plan to host special events to honor the life and legacy of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 17.
Despite the ongoing battle against COVID-19 variants, many in-person as well as virtual events are set to go ahead this year, including Day of Service volunteer opportunities. So how will you commemorate our beloved civil rights leader?
Here are just some of the events scheduled across the state:
Caravan of Love in Action on MLK Holiday meet at MLK Elementary school for a free drive-thru interfaith breakfast at 8:00 am to honor the life, legacy and movement of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
MLK Commission – Day of Impact at Catholic High School includes health screening, free food, and more.
Central Arkansas Library – Racial healing poetry workshop featuring poetic device and figurative language by nationally recognized spoken word artist Leron McAdoo.
Little Rock NAACP – virtual Marade with guest speaker s including activist, pastor, and chair of Faith for Black Lives Stephen A. Green
Mosaic Templars – MLK Challenge 2022: Building the Beloved Community; an event that is ideal for students ages 12 – 18.
Chicot Elementary – Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by learning about food justice and the importance of growing and eating locally.
MLK Jr Hot Springs Committee – annual parade; still open for people to participate
MLK Holiday Conference – first event to gather Black mayors, ministers and everyone; documentary screening, reception and summit.
MLK Benton – full agenda beginning with prayer breakfast, community service and parade.
Friends of the Latimore Tourist Home – Free lunch at James Park.
MLK Day of Service – Invasive Plant Removal Event; volunteers working to pull and cut invasive shrubs and vines from the woods in an effort to improve the ecosystem health of this urban woodland area adjacent to the Razorback Greenway.
MLK Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Council – NWA MLK Dream Keepers virtual youth breakfast at 8 am; allow youth to come together in prayer and reflect on how Dr. King’s dream has impacted their lives.
26th Annual Recommitment Celebration – virtual event with local entertainment and keynote speaker Cedric Clark, VP/RGM, Sam’s Club South Central Region.
Springdale’s 5th Annual MLK Celebration– parade that begins at Luther Grove and end at Springdale High School; following parade will be a Unity Celebration.
beautification Project – ASU will host provide a grab-and-go breakfast on each campus followed by a day of service beautifying the campus.
Love Parade – spreading Love in Lonoke! Decorate a car or create a float showing love and unity.
Parade is set to begin at 2 pm at Mount Olive Church and ending at Court House Square.
Various Areas – various day of service events