Martin Luther King Day is a time to reflect on civil rights progress past — and the work that remains moving forward. In light of the recent #BlackLivesMatter movement, this effort is all the more invigorated.
Here is your round up of MLK Day events in the area.
MLK Day of Service
What: Urban Tilth, The Richmond Greenway, and the Watershed Project have organized a day of service revolving around building a rain garden, landscaping, and restoring the natural beauty of the area.
When: Monday, January 19th, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Richmond Greenway Bioswale, 8th Street between Ohio and Chanslor Avenue, Richmond
Parade and Rally
What: Honoring Maya Angelou, the annual parade in El Cerrito will celebrate the theme “Still I Rise - Hands Up for Justice”
When: Monday, January 19th. The rally starts at 9:00 am followed by the parade at 9:30
Where: D.M.V. Parking Lot, 6400 Manila Avenue, El Cerrito
What: A FREE viewing of “Selma” for students who bring their ID’s.
When: Monday, January 19th, 10:50 am
Where: Century Hilltop 16 Theater, 3200 Klose Way, Richmond
MLK Mentor Day
What: The Coalition for Black Male Achievement is hosting an event to honor the vision of Martin Luther King while helping to develop the minds and aspirations of young black men between the ages of 7 and 21.
When: Monday, January 19th from 12 pm to 2 pm
Where: 1060 Manor Road, El Sobrante
To learn more, call 510-758-4898
A forum to save our sons
What: Faith leaders, community organizers, and attorneys are hosting the forum “SOS - Save Our Sons” to discuss and reflect on the recent #BlackLivesMatter movement.
When: Monday, January 19th, from 2 pm to 5 pm
Where: Covenant Worship Center Church, 2622 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley
Contra Costa Supervisors’ Celebration
What: The Contra Costa Supervisors celebrate local humanitarian achievements of the past year.
When: Tuesday, January 20th, 11 am
Where: 651 Pine Street, Martinez