January 15, 2021 | Diversity
Today would have been Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 92nd birthday and on Monday we will be closed to celebrate the holiday in his honor.
Normally, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is considered a “Day on” not a “Day off,” where individuals, families and organizations do acts of service in their communities to honor Dr. King’s legacy. Plans are different because of the pandemic, but below you will see a variety of things you can do alone or with those in your household to honor Dr. King and help all of us get closer to his Dream.
Family Activities & Virtual Events
- Table Talks: Family Conversations About Current Events
- MLK 40 Days of Peace, Selfless Service and Embracing the Power of Love (starts today!)
- Support Local Black and Minority Owned Businesses
- Virtual MLK March on West, Tuesday, January 19, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Register Here
- Regional Unity ArtWalk: A Visual Journey of Diversity, Culture and Equity: Map Link
- Audio Recordings
- Books & Articles
- Learn About Microaggressions and the impact they can have
- Talking to kids
- Phoenix Public Library ebooks via Hooplea – Register for library card here
Conversations & Films to Watch
- Points of Light: Listen. Learn. Act to End Racism Webinar Series
- PBS The Talk: Race in America
- Talking to Young Children About Race and Racism
Want more ideas?
- Check out these ideas of virtual events and films from the New York Times: Martin Luther King Jr. Day: 9 Ways to Honor His Legacy