CLOSED MLK, Jr. Day
The Chastain Arts Center will be closed on Monday, January 17th in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Reporters Newspaper & Atlanta Intown pulled together the following MLK Day events, observances happening in-person and virtually:
Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be observed on Monday, January 17th and local organizations will honor the civil rights leader’s legacy with programs, volunteer events, and an annual 5K run.
The King Center
The King Center in Sweet Auburn will host a series of events beginning Jan. 10 and concluding with the annual commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church. There will be a number of virtual events including summits on teaching nonviolence to youth, a global community summit, youth book reading, service projects, and the Beloved Community Awards. Gymnast Simone Biles will be presented with Yolanda D. King Higher Ground Award during the ceremony. For a full schedule of events, visit kingcenter.org.
MLK Days of Service
Hands On Atlanta is organizing 75 community service projects from Jan. 13-17 as part of its observance of MLK Day. The nonprofit will partner with The King Center, National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Morehouse College, The Atlanta History Center, and Points of Light. Some of those events include a clothing drive, a human rights film festival, a wheelchair restoration project, creating a food-producing garden, a virtual Sunday Supper with a discussion on race and equity, and much more. Visit handsonatlanta.org for more details.