• MLK MHH 2021

MLK 2021 Virtual Week of Service

MLK 2021 Virtual Week of Service

Many Helping Hands 365 Mostly Virtual MLK 2021 Week of Service and Learning - January 18 through 23 - in Cambridge.

The historical and current work for racial justice and equity is always important. This year, after the recent white supremacist terrorist attack on Congress and on the eve of the inauguration of the first African America and Asian American woman as Vice President, it is more important than ever.

Over the past years, Many Helping Hands 365 in Cambridge has been sponsoring an annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on MLK Day. Activities have included a food drive, valentine making, scarf and blanket sewing, and opportunities to learn about and discuss Dr. King's legacy. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event has transformed into a mostly virtual entire week, in partnership with My Brother's Keeper and YWCA Cambridge and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved January 18-23.

The event officially starts at 2:00 PM today, January 18, with an opening ceremony. All of the service and learning opportunities are listed below. Note that many of the events take place today, Monday, January 18, but others will take place Tuesday through Saturday:

WEEK LONG SERVICE PROJECTS
Sign up to lead a neighborhood food, diaper, clothing, and/or book collection

MONDAY Jan 18
RACIAL JUSTICE CONVERSATIONS ON ZOOM
• 2:00-2:30 PM—MLK Day Welcome Gathering.
• 2:30-3:25 PM—The State of Activism: What's next? Where do we go from here?
• 3:30-4:25 PM—From Protest to Policy! How Youth Can Take Action to Make Change in Their Community.
• 4:30-5:00 PM—MLK Day End of Day Gathering.

HANDS ON SERVICE PROJECTS ON ZOOM
• 2:30-4:30 PM—Valentine-Making to Distribute to Elders, Homeless Adults and Others in Our Community.
• 2:30-4:30 PM—Scarf and Blanket-Making to Distribute to Homeless Children, Teens and Adults.

TUESDAY Jan 19
6:30-7:30 PM (NOTE TIME HAS CHANGED)—MLK and the Leadership of Women: Women in the Civil Rights Movement Then and Now.

WEDNESDAY Jan 20
8:00-9:00 AM—MLK as a Moralist: The Role of Houses of Faith in the Civil Rights Movement Then and Now.

THURSDAY Jan 21
6:30-8:30 PM—MLK as a Radical.

FRIDAY Jan 22
12:00-1:30 PM—MLK and Housing Justice.

SATURDAY Jan 23
11:00-11:30 AM—A Cambridge Public Library Civil Rights Read Aloud for Children.

Learn more and register - for free, although donations are welcomed - at Many Helping Hands 365.