MLK Day 2024 Community Offerings

East Baltimore’s MLK Day of Service 2024
Monday, January 15
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Downtown Baltimore/Baltimore City (East Baltimore/Johnston Square neighborhood)

Join The 6th Branch’s MLK Day of Service (in conjunction with ReBuild Johnston Square Neighborhood Association) on Monday, 1/15. Volunteers will be asked to landscape, remove trash/overgrowth, and help with other outside projects. The 6th Branch utilizes the leadership and organizational skills of military veterans to execute aggressive community service initiatives in Baltimore City.

Restrictions:  All ages are welcome; children must be supervised by a parent/guardian. Volunteers must wear close- toed shoes. Volunteers should dress in layers as this project is fully outside in January.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service with Civic Works
Monday, January 15th, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
(Rain or Shine)

Join us for A Day On, Not a Day Off.  We have indoor and outdoor volunteer opportunities.  Outdoor Project sites will include Civic Works’ Community Landscaping, Civic Works’ Real Food Farm, Waverly Main Street, Herring Run Park and Mount Clare.  Indoor sites will include The Loading Dock and Second Chance. Individual volunteers and groups are welcome!

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BHC JUSTICE: MLK Weekend “Birthing Justice”
Sunday, January 14
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Ave.

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, BHC Justice is partnering with other congregations and organizations in the Baltimore area for our 7th annual moving screening, panel, and talkback. This year’s event will feature the film “Birthing Justice,” an award-winning documentary that features the lived experiences of Black women and their advocates.  This film explains and explores the racial disparities that exist in the United States in maternal health care: Black women in the United States are 4 times more likely to die during childbirth than white women. The documentary examines the inequitable structures and systems that have resulted in this racial disparity, as well as the movement to fix this broken system. Our panel will feature speakers from MOMCares. MOMCares is a postpartum Doula Program, designed to support Black mothers in the NICU who self-identify as under-supported and facing financial stressors. This event is free. Babysitting will be available. Light refreshments will be served. Please direct questions to Jacob Mishook,

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Shabbat of Love
Friday, January 19

#ShabbatofLove was created to embrace the Jewish people, spreading love for who we are. Join us as we set the table for the largest Shabbat dinner celebration in North American history on January 19th, 2024. We welcome Jews of all ages, backgrounds, and identities to come together with your family, friends, and supportive neighbors, to experience the sacred joy of Shabbat – a celebration of Jewish light and love.

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