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Martin Luther King Day of Service 2022 (Cancelled)

January 17 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Bartram’s Garden
5400 Lindbergh Blvd.
Philadelphia, 19143 United States

Thank you so much for your commitment to volunteering with us at Bartram’s Garden in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unfortunately, are cancelling our Day of Service due to inclement weather. While we hold service and volunteer efforts to a high esteem, it is important to us that our community stays safe. There are still other ways to get involved and honor Dr. Martin Luther King on this monumental day. Please see our programming list below for more ways to participate in this day:

Watch a Film

Free full length film – Ava DuVernay’s 13TH . Combining archival footage with testimony from activists and scholars, director Ava DuVernay’s examination of the U.S. prison system looks at how the country’s history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America. This piercing, Oscar-nominated film won Best Documentary at the Emmys, the BAFTAs and the NAACP Image Awards.

Acts of Service

Social Impact Cafe Day of Service

Write “Sunshine” Notes for Seniors with Philabundance (Virtual Event)

Speeches, Discussions, and Virtual Events

King Day Reflection (Virtual Event)

Racism and Violence Strategies with Impact: Roundtable Discussion

Virtual Day of Activism at Federation of Neighborhood Centers

Celebrating Black Botanists and Harriet Tubman Read Aloud

MLK Weekend and In-Person Events

MLK Day Weekend at Betsy Ross House

MLK Weekend at National Liberty Museum

MLK Weekend at Museum of the American Revolution

FREE Selma Screening at Philly Film Society

Reading of “I Have a Dream” Speech and MORE at Constitution Center

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