Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’”
This weekend become part of the living legacy of Dr. King by turning your kitchen table into a table of brotherhood. Join Repair the World, Points of Light and the Corporation for National & Community Service in a MLK Shabbat Supper, Sunday Supper and service project near you!
PRE-MLK DAY EVENTS
- Repair the World invites you to turn your Shabbat into a Shabbat Supper. Spend this Shabbat bringing people together of diverse backgrounds to discuss themes of civil rights, social justice and other issues you’re passionate about. In Pittsburgh? Repair the World Pittsburgh Fellows are hosting a community-wide MLK Shabbat Supper for local Jewish young adults. Follow Repair the World Detroit, Baltimore and Philadelphia Fellows’ Shabbat Supper events on Facebook!
- Can’t host or join a Shabbat Supper? Join a Sunday Supper. You can host or attend a Points of Light provides all the toolkits, films, and conversation starters you need – you provide dinner!
MLK Day Opportunities
- In Philly on Jan 20? Join Repair the World’s Philly Fellows for a variety of service projects throughout the city. Get details and register at their Facebook page.
- In Baltimore? Join Repair the World Baltimore Fellows and 6th Branch in East Baltimore in a mass community clean-up and revitalization efforts of a park with members of the Johnston Square community. Or you can join these Baltimore Fellows and the Jewish Volunteer Connection that afternoon for a day of service and reflection.
- In Pittsburgh? Join the Repair the World Pittsburgh Fellows, Pittsburgh Cares and Venture Outdoors, to help bring outdoor activites to the underserved to Pittsburgh youth at Schenley Park.
- In Detroit? Take a Detroit History and Justice tour with Shir Shalom religious school students and Repair the World Detroit Fellows.
- You can also volunteer at an existing service project organized by the HandsOn Network.
- Film Screening. Host a film screening of the “The Graduates/Los Graduados,” a PBS documentary series that explores the issues of education from the point of view of Latino high school students. Get the film here.
- Donate. Make a donation to Points of Light to support MLK Service around the country.
Let us know what you’ve got cooked up for the national day of service in the comments, or by tweeting @repairtheworld.