Arizona has the distinction of being one of the last states to adopt the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday.
While some say we’ve yet to make enough progress in the area of civil rights, plenty of Arizonans are eager to celebrate MLK, Jr. Day on Monday.
Those who prefer to spend MLK, Jr. Day doing community service can check with volunteer organizations about available opportunities to assist with projects ranging from trash pick up to assembling care packages for folks in need.
The following links will help you find ways to celebrate MLK, Jr. Day with your family — this weekend and throughout the month of January:
UA in Tucson holds “The Power of a Dream: Martin Luther King Jr. March and Festival” Mon, Jan 17 from 8:30am-4:30pm.
The event kicks off with a welcome on the UA Mall, followed by a 9am march from the UA Mall to Reid Park. Festival activities take place 10:30am-4pm.
UA notes that the 2011 march and festival “will honor Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the other victims of the shooting that occured on Jan. 8.”
ASU festivities include an awards ceremony for K-12 winners of a statewide essay-poster contest, a student rally and a children’s march on the campus mall.
Volunteer slots are filling up quickly so don’t delay if this is something you’d like to make a part of your family’s day.
If your community is hosting an arts-related MLK, Jr. Day celebration not featured here, please comment below to share brief details with our readers.
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