Dr. Martin Luther King Day Free Family Event

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Martin Luther King Day provides the ideal opportunity to talk with kids about justice, service, and working together for positive change.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthplace has officially become National Historical Park, in a move to mark his birthday, which is observed on the third Monday of January each year as a USA federal holiday.

From noon to 1 p.m., a student-faculty panel will discuss "Inclusivity and Excellence in the Classroom" in the the Valhalla Room in Buntrock Commons.

According toa press release, everyone is invited to participate in serving the community, along with BRLC volunteers.

In commemoration of Dr. King's commitment to service, participants are asked to donate nonperishable food, gently used children's winter clothing and coats, or new underwear/socks for local families in need served by Urban Ministries of Durham. The outcome will be suggestions on how racism might be dismantled in Southern Maryland, according to program organizers. For information, visit http://www.middlehamandstpeters.org/christian-formation/big-conversation/.

King, the major icon of the United States civil rights movement, was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia.

President Donald Trump has signed a bill to create a national historic park in Atlanta honoring Martin Luther King Jr. The City of Hickory offices will re-open on Tuesday (January 16) at 8:30 a.m. Featured speaker will be Rev. Jeremy Beverly. The event is sponsored by the National Congress of Black Women Calvert County Chapter, CSM and the Calvert NAACP. For information, contact Glinda Anderson at 301-855-1458 or Gladys Jones at 410-586-8305.