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Jan 17, 2020

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Through Service

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It's a time in which we're asked to reflect on the legacy of King and the ideals and values he embodied throughout the course of his life through his words, actions and legacy.

Service was at the heart of MLK's work -- being of service to others, our community and ultimately a movement far bigger than any one individual or group. Equality North Carolina follows in the footsteps of King's movement and centers the idea of "service" at the heart of the work that we do for North Carolina's communities every day.

This week, we wanted to elevate some opportunities of service and celebration across our state for those wishing to spend today's holiday honoring Dr. King through tangible action. We encourage you to either seek out one of the events below, look for opportunities in which you can be of service in your own communities, or spend some time in quiet reflection about King's legacy and where we are as a movement today.

Charlotte, Jan 18: Join United Way’s MLK Call to Service on Saturday, January 18, from noon until 2pm at The Park Expo & Conference Center. RSVP here.

Greensboro, Jan. 19: MLK Day of Service. The Fieldhouse at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. 2PM-5PM. More information here.

Greensboro, Jan 20: Day of Service at the International Civil Rights Museum, 134 S. Elm St. Bring canned food items for the Greensboro Urban Ministry. 336-274-9199.

Cary, Jan 20: Town of Cary MLK Day of Service. More information here.

Durham, Feb. 1: Annual NC MLK Black History Month Parade & Block Party. More information here.

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