How To Observe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Today
While some of you have the day off from work or are trying to figure out what to do with the kiddos on their day off from school today, here are some ways to get out and observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service - Lansing
From 9 a.m. to noon today, Allen Neighborhood Center will be hosting for volunteers to participate in Martin Luther King Day of Service. You can get registered and go on down to the Allen Neighborhood Center and the Hunter Park GardenHouse to help them with small service projects like painting garden signs, planting seeds, and passing out newsletters.
2020 Day Of Celebration - Lansing Center
You can get your last minute tickets here for the 2020 Day of Celebration hosted by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan. The event is from 10:30 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m. and features an appearance and guest speech from the Honorable Congressman John Lewis of Georgia.
2020 I Have a Dream 1M, 5K, 10K, 13.1, 26.2 - Lansing
This virtual race kicks off today where you can choose your distance and the medal says it all!
"If you can't fly, then run. If you can't run, then walk. If you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward."
No matter your athletic ability, you have until the end of January 2020 to finish so you can take your sweet time.
For every registration, 15% of the $22 price will be donated to the International Rescue Committee and you also receive a commemorative medal and bib with an opportunity to purchase a tee shirt and/or hoodie.
Michigan State University - 6 Events
Throughout the week, starting today, MSU will be hosting multiple events to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
As MSU's Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives website states, "join students, staff, faculty and community members in a symbolic march for social justice, equity, civil and human rights" at 3 p.m. for their commemorative march to Belmont Tower. "All are welcome."
The MLK Community Scholarship Dinner starts at 5 p.m. today and while registration is required, all are welcome at the free, "family-friendly" dinner at Hubbard Dining Hall.
You can find more events going on throughout the week, as reported by the Lansing State Journal, here!
While it may be easy to take today as a "do nothing day" maybe switch up your Netflix binging and use today as a way to educate yourself on the incredible life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement.
There are multiple documentaries you can find either on TV today or through some searching you can easily watch and still observe the holiday.
For those of you with children who have the day off from school, take a moment to teach them as well that today is more than just a "free" day off!