Equality North Carolina Events for Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Sanders to Attend at the Dome

Equality North Carolina Events for Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Sanders to Attend at the Dome

by January 17, 2020

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It’s a time in which we’re asked to reflect on the legacy of King and the ideals and values he embodied throughout the course of his life through his words, actions and legacy.

Service was at the heart of MLK’s work — being of service to others, our community and ultimately a movement far bigger than any one individual or group. Equality North Carolina follows in the footsteps of King’s movement, and centers the idea of “service” at the heart of the work that we do for North Carolina’s communities every day.

This week, we wanted to elevate some opportunities of service and celebration across our state for those wishing to spend today’s holiday honoring Dr. King through tangible action. We encourage you to either seek out one of the events below, look for opportunities in which you can be of service in your own communities, or spend some time in quiet reflection about King’s legacy and where we are as a movement today.

Charlotte, Jan 18: Join United Way’s MLK Call to Service on Saturday, January 18, from noon until 2pm at The Park Expo & Conference Center. RSVP here.

Greensboro, Jan. 19: MLK Day of Service. The Fieldhouse at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. 2PM-5PM. More information here.

Greensboro, Jan 20: Day of Service at the International Civil Rights Museum, 134 S. Elm St. Bring canned food items for the Greensboro Urban Ministry. 336-274-9199.

Cary, Jan 20: Town of Cary MLK Day of Service. More information here.

Durham, Feb. 1: Annual NC MLK Black History Month Parade & Block Party. More information here.


Sanders to Attend MLK Day at the Dome

COLUMBIA, SC – Sen. Bernie Sanders will travel to South Carolina on Monday, January 20, to participate in the 2020 MLK Day at the Dome events hosted by the South Carolina NAACP. Sanders was the first candidate officially confirmed to participate in the annual event on January 6. This will be Sanders’ second consecutive year participating.

Prior to Sen. Sanders’ visit on Monday, major Bernie 2020 surrogates including National Co-chair Sen. Nina Turner and civil rights activists Shaun King and Phillip Agnew will be campaigning across the state, particularly in communities of color.

This ongoing outreach is proving effective according to a new VICE News-Ipsos poll which, on Tuesday, reported that 56% of African-Americans said they’d consider voting for Sen Sanders in 2020 making him the most attractive candidate among those voters.

Here is Sen. Sanders’ itinerary:

Monday, January 20
8:30 a.m. 2020 King Day at the Dome – Prayer Service
Zion Baptist Church, 801 Washington St., Columbia, SC
Information for the public: This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, please visit here or contact the SCNAACP.

Media interested in covering this event must contact SCNAACP Press Coordinator Dr. Mamie Hayes-Hartwell at (803) 397-2471 before Sunday, January 19.

9:30 a.m. 2020 King Day at the Dome – March
Zion Baptist Church, 801 Washington St., Columbia, SC
Information for the public: This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, please visit here or contact the SCNAACP.

Media interested in covering this event must contact SCNAACP Press Coordinator Dr. Mamie Hayes-Hartwell at (803) 397-2471 before Sunday, January 19.

10:15 a.m. 2020 King Day at the Dome – Statehouse Rally
SC Statehouse (North Steps), 1100 Gervais St., Columbia, SC
Information for the public: This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, please visit here or contact the SCNAACP.

Media interested in covering this event must contact SCNAACP Press Coordinator Dr. Mamie Hayes-Hartwell at (803) 397-2471 before Sunday, January 19.

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