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MLK Day of Service events around the Coastal Bend

Posted: 6:26 AM, Jan 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-21 07:26:19-05

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It is also known as a Day of Service.

In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?'” The MLK Day of Service is intended to empower individuals, strengthen communities and move closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “beloved community.”

There are many ways to commemorate MLK Day in the Coastal Bend. Here is a list of events happening today you can join.

33rd Annual MLK Commemorative March

The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will hold its annual MLK March today, which will begin at the Nueces County Courthouse at Noon at the Lipan Street entrance. Participants will march to the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd at 700 S. Upper Broadway.

RSVP Volunteers Help Family Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

The MLK Day of Service is observed as a “day on,” not a “day off,” especially for members of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). RSVP, along with Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi will work together today on Project Comeback: Texas.

Beginning at 8:30 a.m., the RSVP group will be assembling a storage building in San Patricio County today.

To learn more about the RSVP program, visit the Corpus Christi Parks and Rec website here.

TAMUCC Students Help Restore the Ritz

As a part of MLK’s Day of Service and TAMUCC’s Black History Month celebration, the Student Volunteer Connection will help repair, restore and revive the historic Ritz Theatre downtown. Students will be at the Ritz from 1 – 5 p.m.

This event is open to all TAMUCC students.

YWCA Racial Justice Forum

The YWCA is holding their 13th Annual Day of Service Racial Justice Forum with the theme “Shall we Dance?”

While championing the mission to “eliminate racism and empower women,” the YWCA invites to community to engage in thought-provoking conversation that the YWCA says will lead to action.

The panel moderator this year is author Seema Mathur, journalist and filmmaker.

The forum will be held from 8:30 a.m. Until 10:30 a.m. at 4601 Corona Dr. A light breakfast will be provided.