Day of Service at New Horizons Academy - Saturday, 9am-noon - New Horizons Academy is getting a remodeling, and the Durham Martin Luther King Jr. Steering Committee needs your help! They're looking for eight to ten volunteers to help renovate the teacher's lounge and move around furniture. Be an integral part of enhancing student's lives. Check out their flyer for more details.
Durham Presidential Inauguration Trip to D.C. - Saturday - Travel with the Martin Luther King Holiday Celebration Committee to Washington, D.C., where you'll get to see the inauguration. The three day trip lets you explore museums, visit memorials, and, of course, see President Barack Obama get sworn into office. The cost of the trip includes room and bus fees. Take a look at their website to see the itinerary and reserve your place.
MLK Sermon by The Rev. Prinn Deavens - Sunday, 11am - The Senior Chaplain at the Raleigh Correctional Institution for Women preaches at Watts Street Baptist Church's morning worship and shares some of Dr. King’s writings that relate to what she describes as “the unknown kingdoms that exist behind prison walls.” She will also be a guest for the luncheon and discussion following the service.
Duke's Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration - Sunday, 3pm - The Rev. William C. Turner, a 1971 Duke University graduate and a member of one of the first classes to include African-Americans, delivers the keynote address for the university's annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration. This year's theme, "Praise, Protest & Power: 50 Years in the Making," complements the 50th anniversary of Duke's first black undergraduate students. The keynote, which takes place in Duke Chapel, is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Bryan Center Parking Garage.
Duke MLK Million Meals Event - Monday, 9:30am-3:30pm - Package food for the world. Come to the Intramural Building on campus to hand-pack thousands of meals in two hour shifts. Volunteers from all across Durham will be there to help out, and the meals will be distributed by the Stop Hunger Now Organization. See the website for more details.
Unity March and Rally - Monday, 10:30am - Participate in a march and rally similar to those that were vital to the Civil Rights Movement. The march, hosted by the Durham Martin Luther King Jr. Steering Committee, begins at the N.C. Mutual Life Insurance Company and ends with a rally at the First Presbyterian Church on East Main Street. The rally starts rights away, so make sure to be on time! You can get more info here.
MLK Birthday Party at Northgate Mall - Monday, 10:30am-1pm - Hear about Martin Luther King's legacy and learn about the important role Durham played during the Civil Rights era. There will also be crafts, a sock hop and freedom songs. Come for a sweet treat, stay for the fun, educational activities.