6th Annual Pope Branch Park Clean-up Event for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of National Service
January 16, 2012; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (on site registration begins at 9:30 am
This Monday is a “Day On” and not a “Day Off” and a opportunity for you to help make a difference in your community by celebrating the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
We will gather at the junction of Fairlawn Avenue & M Place, SE to clean up sections of the park and surrounding community in an effort to help restore the Anacostia River (Pope Branch Creek is a tributary to the river).
Come with your enthusiasm and spirit; we’ll supply tools, coffee and refreshments. There is a flyer attached, featuring this event; please pass it along to your neighbors.
You can contact me at the numbers below or Dolly Davis, co-organizer of the event, at 202-552-9897, if you have questions,
MLK Day of Service with AKA
Bring your families out and join the ladies of Xi Omega, Xi Zeta Omega and Rho Mu Omega Chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. on Monday, January 16th for a MLK Day of Service event. The event, “America’s Sunday Supper,” will include a discussion on the need for service to military and homeless families in the DC metropolitan area and reflections of Dr. King while tasting on light refreshments.
Bring donations of grocery store gift cards for military families and unexpired canned goods for the homeless. Admission is free. Event will be held from 1pm to 3pm at 4441 14th Street, NW.
Making a Change:The Civil Rights Movement
Host: Pier Penic
When:Tuesday, January 17 at 12:00 PM
Where: The Newseum555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20001
**FREE ADMISSION For Teens ages 13-18**
How did civil rights activists use their individual freedoms (speech, religion, assembly, petition) to demand change? How did Martin Luther King Jr. harness the power of the news media? Students learn about this important chapter in U.S. history and how the First Amendment was used as a vehicle for social change. A documentary based on primary sources looks at key dates in the movement and the press’s role in covering the push for equality.
Grades: 8 – University
This class is offered in conjunction with the the MLK Holiday and The Culture at Home Research Project. All students are free! **Parents and Chaperones are charged $20.00 a piece.
Students will meet at the Newseum group entrance at 12:15 p.m.
10th Annual MLK Celebration & Awards Ceremony
This is a community unity event that celebrates the life of Dr. King as well as those unsung heroes in the community who continue the work he started.
Breakfast reception starts at 8:30am. Event starts at 9:00am. Featured performances by Divine Dance Institute, The Washington Ballet @ THEARC, and Lamont Carey. Special Honorees: John Ritz, President, William C. Smith + Co., George Pollard, Vice President, William C. Smith + Co., Dr. Helen Tate, President, MLK DC Support Group, James McEachin, Community Liaison, DOES, and I.Toni Thomas, President Toni Thomas Associates Training Academy.