Sunday, January 17, 2010

MLK Day Events and Volunteer Opportunities

Sunday, January 17: 

The Missouri History Museum hosts the New Sunny Mount Missionary Baptist Gospel Choir at 2:30 in their auditorium.

Florissant Valley Community  College is holding a special program Realizing the Dream through Civic and Community Engagement at 3 PM in the Fischer Theatre with keynote speaker Gilberto Pinela.

Former Post-Dispatch Columnist Sylvester Brown will be speaking on "Defining a Racial Agenda in a 'Post-Racial' Society" at 3 PM at the Northminster Presbyterian Church, 1570 Chambers Road,Dellwood.

Monday, January 18:

The P-D Suburban Journals list a number of volunteer opportunities in St. Charles County from 8 AM to 8 PM.

The United Way is coordinating a number of service projects that begin at 9 AM, followed by lunch and dialogue from 1 to 3 PM. The facebook group is here.

Student United Way at Harris Stowe will be volunteering at Dunbar Elementary School (1415 N. Garrison) from 9 AM to noon.

Christ Church Cathedral will be holding a Community Read-In in Honor of Dr. King from 9 AM to 5 PM.

The annual observance in St. Louis City begins with a ceremony at 10 AM followed by a march at 11:30.  Many local groups will be there, including the Instead of War Coalition.  This will be followed by performances at the Powell Symphony Hall.

UMSL has am MLK Observance at the Touhill at 10 AM featuring keynote speaker Jabari Asim and lunch at 11, followed by a service projects until 5 PM.

The SLU Campus Kitchen and The Mission Continues are hosting a canned food drive from 10 AM to noon at Dematt Hall on the campus and are looking for extra volunteers.

SSM St. Joseph Health Center is having a remembrance from 11 AM to 1 PM in the St. Charles room of the hospital.

The Royale is hosting a benefit including matching donations for Haiti starting at 11:30 AM.

Saint Louis University is hosting a Seeds of Courage presentation in honor of Dr. King at noon in the chapel of SLU hospital.

Lindenwood University is hosting a ceremony in honor of Dr. King at 12:30 in the third floor atrium of the Spellman Center on the main campus.

The Urban Studio Cafe is hosting a philosophical discussion of Civil Disobedience from 6:30 to 7:30.

Washington University will host their annual observance in Graham Chapel at 7 PM, followed by a reception at 8:30. 

Mustard Seed Theatre at Fontbonne is performing "Shame the Devil" about abolitionist, actress, wife and mother Fanny Kemble at 7 PM.

Wednesday, Jan. 20:
The Covenant House will host the Jewish Community MLK Celebration from noon to 1 PM.  They are asking people to bring canned food donations.

Saturday, January 23:
The Society of Black Student Social Workers at Washington University are hosting a "Financial Freedom Seminar: Tying Loose Ends-Becoming Financially Secure" from 8 AM to 3 PM.

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