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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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Norman Glockwell? See What Happens When Guns Are Thrust Into Iconic Artwork

This post originally appeared in Bedford and Bowery on January 12, 2018.

By Dabuek Maurer

You’ve seen what happens when Hollywood guns are replaced by thumbs ups or, even better, selfie sticks. Now see what happens when guns are swapped in to famous works of art.

An exhibit coming to Brooklyn will feature artwork where pistols, rifles, and other weapons and violent imagery are inserted into interpretations of works by Norman Rockwell, Edward Hopper, Winslow Homer… even Dr. Seuss.

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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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MLK Day: A Call for Jews to Fight for Racial Justice Today

This article originally appeared on on January 12, 2018.

By Erika Davis and Rebecca Katz

Every year come Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jewish organizations, synagogues, and schools look for ways to engage in Dr. King’s enduring call for a just and equitable society where the basic rights and dignity of all people are celebrated.

In trying to honor and understand the past, Jewish communal celebrations can often focus exclusively on the civil rights movement of the 1960s and an uncomplicated narrative of Jewish communal participation at that time. Rather than limit our gaze to the past, let us use the words and strategies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights leaders to propel Jewish communal engagement in racial justice work today.

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Using MLK Day to Engage and Enlighten

This post was originally published in the Jewish Journal on January 10, 2018.

By Ryan Torok

When Rachel Fine and seven teenagers, ages 17-18, arrive in Los Angeles from Detroit this weekend, they plan to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day in various ways. They will plant urban gardens at churches. They will have conversations about race. They will compare issues facing Angelenos to those facing people in Detroit.

“It’s not just about MLK Jr. but racial justice and fighting for equality,” said Fine, who as the teen engagement manager at Repair the World, a Jewish social services organization, is using a grant dedicated to exposing Jewish youths to Jewish communities around the country. “I think it is a good time to create a campaign around something that means a lot.”

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Jewish Young Adults to ‘Act Now for Racial Justice’

This post originally appeared in the Ohio Jewish Chronicle on December 21, 2017.

New York, NY — The largest Jewish service organization, Repair the World, will call young adults to confront inequity for the fifth year running, organizing its 2018 campaign under the imperative to “Act Now For Racial Justice” (

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Goch: Resolve to help make a difference in 2018

This post originally appeared in The Florida Sun-Sentinel and Jewish Journal on January 8, 2018.

By Alan Goch

Days into the new year, commitments we make to ourselves to shrug off extra holiday pounds through dieting and workout regiments are well intended but not always easy to keep. While trying to get yourself in shape, why not make 2018 the year to also help shape our world into one where different cultures and communities have a better understanding of each other?

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Repair the World Miami Representatives Discuss 2018 Goals and Resolutions

This post originally appeared in The Florida Sun-Sentinel and Jewish Journal on January 3, 2018.

By Sergio Carmona

The national organization Repair the World formed a partnership with the Greater Miami Jewish Federation last year. Through this partnership, Repair the World Miami launched in summer 2017.

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