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Events for Monday January 18, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Virtual Day of Service, HomeFront

Monday January 18, 2021
9:00 AM

Honor Dr. King’s legacy by helping local families living under the specter of homelessness. Visit www.homefrontnj.org to learn more and/or sign up to:

1. Coordinate a collection drive of urgently needed items

2. Participate in a virtual packing event of hygiene or welcome kits

3. Read and share “Food For Thought” which describes HomeFront’s work and the pandemic’s impact in our community

Questions? Call Kelsey at 609-915-1035.

MLK Day of Service in Princeton, Friends of Princeton Open Space

Monday January 18, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

On Monday, January 18, help us continue our work in the Forest Restoration Site and Trail Beautification Project in the Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve in Princeton, New Jersey. Volunteers will work under the guidance of our Natural Resource Manager using pruners, loppers, and hand saws to remove target invasive species for habitat restoration, as well as work to open up the beautiful lake view.

To register, simply email info@fopos.org with VOLUNTEER in the subject line. 

BYO: Please be sure to bring your own mask, water bottle, and work gloves to the stewardship session.

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Mercer County Community College MLK Day of Service

Monday January 18, 2021
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

As part of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, students and faculty from Mercer County Community College (MCCC) will join together on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 to help those in need in Trenton. MCCC will be collecting needed personal items, including gloves, socks and toiletries, for families and individuals served by two social service organizations, The Rescue Mission of Trenton and WomanSpace.

From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at its James Kerney Campus (JKC) at 102 North Broad Street, the college will be accepting donations of gloves, socks and toiletries, pre-packaged in bags, which will be delivered to the two organizations that afternoon. WomanSpace offers help for women, men and families impacted by domestic and sexual abuse. The Rescue Mission of Trenton provides a shelter and a range of behavioral health, vocational and housing services for homeless men and women.

MLK Day Community Story Hour with JaZams, Arts Council of Princeton

Monday January 18, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Gather as a family on Martin Luther King Jr. Day for a virtual storytime with jaZams!

jaZam’s Jeff and Dean will treat attendees to some favorite new books celebrating stories of social justice, civil rights, and equality for all people, accompanied by ukelele tunes! Longtime Princeton resident and community volunteer Dana Hughes Moorhead and daughter Eme will join us as special guest readers to share their love of writing and reading with our community. Books featured will include Charlie Parker Played Be Bop by Chris Raschka, I am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes, and The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver by Gene Barretta.

Registration is FREE! Save your spot! This 45-minute program is free and open to all.

MLK Day Virtual Panel Discussion, West Windsor Arts Council

Monday January 18, 2021
2:00 PM

Join the WW-P POC Advocacy and the High School North/South Black Student Unions (BSU) for a youth-led panel discussion on how high school students are working to promote service, leadership and unity in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr Day. Moderated by Dr. Michael D. Smith of the School of Education at TCNJ. Via Zoom. Register.

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"Is Everyone Invited?" MLK Day Panel Discussion

Monday January 18, 2021
3:00 PM

As part of the MLK Day of Service, at 3 p.m. MCCC will present a panel discussion on the Zoom video conferencing platform titled "Is Everyone Invited?" The event will focus on diversity within the family, both immediate and extended" (the community). Panel members include Dr. Pamela Pruitt, executive director of the Rider University Center for Diversity; James White, MCCC success coach; Pamela Price, director of the MCCC Library Services; and Al Lateef Farmer, interim director of the college's Educational Opportunity Fund program. The panel discussion is open to the public and can be accessed through this link: https://mccc-edu.zoom.us/j/6056921652.

Annual Martin Luther King Day Concert, "We Shall Overcome," Trenton Music Makers Orchestra

Monday January 18, 2021
6:00 PM

The Trenton Music Makers Orchestra will present its annual Martin Luther King Day Concert, "We Shall Overcome," in an abbreviated 13-minute format, on YouTube Live. The virtual concert will take place on Monday, January 18, at 6:00pm, free of charge. The link can be accessed from here.

Multifaith Service to Commemorate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King

Monday January 18, 2021
7:00 PM

Please join the Princeton Clergy Association's annual Multifaith Service to Commemorate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King on Monday, January 18, 2021, 7:00 PM. It will be held online, details on platform TBD. Our preacher will be the Rev. Dr. Charles Boyer, see bio below. He was recently named by NJ.com as one of the 21 New Jersey people to watch in 2021!

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