Athens MLK Day of Service

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This day allows people across the United States to honor the legacy of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. through service. 

MLK Day of Service
In 1994, Congress made the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday an official day of service. Athens, Georgia is one of the thousands of cities across the United States that decided to make this "A Day On and Not a Day Off." Join us to celebrate Dr. King's legacy at the 2019 Athens Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 21.

Kick-Off Celebration
Monday, January 21: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Location: Cedar Shoals High School
Celest Ngeve will be the Kick-Off's Celebration Speaker.

MLK Day of Service registration is underway at

Please consider being a 2019 MLK Day of Service sponsor. Please review the sponsorship form.

The Athens Land Trust is serving as the fiscal agent for the Athens-wide MLK Day of Service. Your tax deductible donation will help support the kick-off event, and the MLK Day of Service as a whole.  Please donate today! 

2019 University of Georgia "Freedom Breakfast"
Friday, January 18 at 8:00 a.m.
Location: Grand Hall at the UGA Tate Center
Learn more about the Freedom Breakfast

"Visions of MLK Art Exhibition and Saturday Celebration" at Lyndon House Arts Center
Saturday, January 19 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m..
The Lyndon House Arts Center welcomes the community for exhibitions and Saturday Celebration honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Learn more about the Visions of MLK Art Exhibition and Saturday Celebration

Ecumenical Service 
Sunday, January 20 at 5:00 p.m.
Location:  Mount Pleasant Baptist Church
Co-sponsored by the Athens Area Human Relations Commission and the Interfaith Clergy Partnership of Greater Athens

4th Annual Athens in Harmony Concert
Sunday, January 20
Location:  The Foundry, doors open at 6:00 and show at 7:00 p.m.

MLK Day Parade and Music Fest
Location:   Monday, January 21 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. in downtown Athens.
Learn more about the MLK Day Parade and Music Fest

Social Justice Symposium
Saturday, January 26 from 5:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Location:  Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens
Learn more about the Social Justice Symposium. 

MLK aerial crop
In 2017 over 1,000 volunteers served at various sites throughout Athens-Clarke County.
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