Archive for : Martin Luther King Day

MLK Shabbat Suppers Celebrate Diversity & Dialogue

This post originally appeared as part of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta’s community page on January 29, 2019.

For Jews and their loved ones, Shabbat dinner is far more than a meal. It’s a weekly platform for holiness, hospitality, peace, plenty and conversation. With that in mind, Federation awarded a Bloom Innovation seed grant to several organizations who collaborated on ways to use MLK weekend as a moment to turn Shabbat dinners into opportunities for dialogue and understanding.

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Repair the World’s MLK Weekend Volunteer Oportunities

This article originally appeared on NY Blueprint on January 28, 2019.

(Jan. 17-21) — Check out a plethora of events to make the world better, all of them happening right here in NYC. Click on link at right for the list of opportunities.

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7 Things to Do With Your Kids in N.Y.C. This Weekend

This post originally appeared in the NY Times on January 17, 2019.

By Laurel Graeber

I HAVE A DREAM CELEBRATION at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum (Jan. 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.). The civil rights movement involved not only adults, but children, too. At this event, museum visitors can honor Martin Luther King’s Birthday by learning about young people’s contributions to the struggle for equality while emulating the movement’s values. They can work with Repair the World to pack bags of warm clothing for the homeless clients of Camba, a Brooklyn nonprofit; examine historical objects from the civil rights era; decorate buttons with quotations from Martin Luther King Jr.; and make drawings and posters about their own dreams for their communities. The day will culminate with a reading of Monica Clark-Robinson’s book “Let the Children March,” about the anti-segregation youth protests in Birmingham, Ala., in 1963. Afterward, attendees will carry their own signs in a museumwide parade for justice and peace. (Details are on the website.)

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What to do this week in Pittsburgh: Jan. 14-20, 2019

This article originally appeared on The Incline on January 13, 2019.

By Rossilynne Culgan

Several important community conversations are planned for this week, from a talk with Trayvon Martin’s mom to a discussion about racial inequity in local schools to a meet-up about women in the workplace.

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What’s Your #ServiceStrength?

This article originally appeared on eJewish Philanthropy on January 3, 2019.

In a world where mattresses are customized to people’s bodies, coffee drinks reflect elaborate personal tastes, and nearly any product can be ordered and delivered with a click of a button, meaningful volunteer work now can be catered to participants in the same way. That’s the mentality behind Repair the World’s new, fun online quiz, “What’s Your #ServiceStrength?,” designed to connect users to service experiences aligned with their passions, interests, and amount of time they want to serve.

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Repair the World’s Pittsburgh Shabbat Dinner held in East Liberty

This article originally appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on January 22, 2018.

By Natalie Bencivenga

When and where: Friday night at the Repair the World headquarters in East Liberty

#ReadBetweenTheLines: Repair the World: Pittsburgh held its annual Shabbat-style dinner in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., this year with a focus on racial disparities in children’s literacy. This free event welcomed people from all ages and backgrounds to break bread together and discuss the topic of educational justice as it pertains to child literacy. “This is a form of resistance,” said Zack Block, executive director. “We want people to become activated and serve in their community to help make positive changes on the micro level. This conversation tonight is just one example of that.”

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Volunteers Turn Out To Fight Hunger For Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

This radio segment originally appeared on CBS New York on January 14, 2018.

By Kelly Waldron

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — With Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day coming up on Monday, many volunteers hit the streets this weekend to honor the civil rights leader. As WCBS 880’s Kelly Waldron reported Sunday, 2,500 volunteers have been working across the city this weekend to take part in Hunger Free America’s MLK Serve-a-Thon.

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Volunteers help promote food program in Crown Heights

This article originally appeared on News12 Brooklyn and BK Reader on January 14, 2018.

By Torri Singer

BROOKLYN – Thirty volunteers took to the streets of Crown Heights Sunday to promote SNAP, the benefits and food program that provides assistance for nearly 1.8 million low-income New Yorkers. Volunteers from Prepare the World say getting active and giving back is a way to honor Martin Luther King Jr., and to improve the neighborhoods they live and work in.

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Six events to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day

This post originally appeared in The South End on January 11, 2018.

By Miriam Marini

There is no shortage of charitable work that needs to get done—and gets done—in the metro Detroit area year-round, especially around the time of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday Jan. 15. Luckily, Warriors are right in the heart of the action and events to celebrate King’s birthday are as close as a block away from campus. Here are some events to partake in this MLK Day.

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MLK Day Means a Weekend of Activities in East Liberty

This post originally appeared in Pittsburgh City Paper on January 12, 2018.

By Bill O’Driscoll

Continuing our roundup of Martin Luther King Jr. Day events that didn’t make it into our print issue:

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