Athens MLK Day of Service

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This day allows people across the United States to honor the legacy of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. through service. 

MLK Day of Service
In 1994, Congress made the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday an official day of service. Athens, Georgia is one of the thousands of cities across the United States that decided to make this "A Day On and Not a Day Off." 

Join us to celebrate Dr. King's legacy at the 2020 Athens Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 20.

Kick-Off Celebration
Monday, January 20, 2020: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Location: To Be Announced

Check back for the 2020 MLK Day of Service volunteer registration link.

Please consider being a 2020  MLK Day of Service sponsor. 

The Athens Land Trust is serving as the fiscal agent for the Athens-wide MLK Day of Service. Your tax deductible donation will help support the kick-off event, and the MLK Day of Service as a whole.  

2020 University of Georgia "Freedom Breakfast"
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Location: Grand Hall at the UGA Tate Center

"Visions of MLK Art Exhibition and Saturday Celebration" at Lyndon House Arts Center
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The Lyndon House Arts Center welcomes the community for exhibitions and Saturday Celebration honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ecumenical Service 
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Location:  Mount Pleasant Baptist Church
Co-sponsored by the Athens Area Human Relations Commission and the Interfaith Clergy Partnership of Greater Athens

5th Annual Athens in Harmony Concert
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Location:  To be Announced

Day of Service Celebration
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MLK Day Parade and Music Fest
Location:   Monday, January 20
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Social Justice Symposium
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MLK aerial crop
In 2017 over 1,000 volunteers served at various sites throughout Athens-Clarke County.
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