CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Corpus Christi has officially decided to recognize Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil Right’s Day of Service this Monday, Jan. 20. There are a few ways to celebrate the day of service today and tomorrow.
Pre-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil Right’s Day of Service events
In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and in honor of his work and demand for justice, there will be a FREE Citizens Justice Forum on 19 January 2020 at 4pm at West Oso HS!
Attorney Matt Manning and President Corpus Christi Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, spoke about two incredible opportunities coming up this weekend and leading up to MLK Commemorative March on Monday Jan. 20th
Martin Luther King Worship Celebration
Join the Coastal Bend Fellowship of Christian Churches for their Martin Luther King Worship Celebration.
The worship starts this Sunday, Jan 19 at 7 p.m..
Dr. Joe Samuel Ratliff from Brentwood Baptist Church in Houston will be the guest preacher.
St. Matthews Church is hosting the event at 1101 Waco St. Corpus Christi, Texas,
Rev. Tracey Anderson-Tellado from South Shore Christian Church met with KRIS-TV Noon Anchor Mike Gillaspia to detail some of the events.
The 34th MLK Commemorative March will be one of the big events. It begins at noon Monday at the Nueces County Courthouse.
Participants will gather there and then make their way together to the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, located at 700 S. Upper Broadway.
Our appreciation goes out to the Corpus Christi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority, who always do a great job organizing the event.
Before then, the YWCA will once again be hosting their racial justice forum, which she will also be involved. That will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the YWCA, 4601 Corona.
RSVP are needed for the event. Contact the YWCA at (361) 857-5661 or on their web page at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Coastal Bend Food Bank is encouraging folks "to roll their sleeves up and help make a difference as we come together to sort, inspect, and pack food to help feed families in the Coastal Bend."
Also, the City of Corpus Christi will be recognizing MLK Day as a holiday for the first time.
All city offices will be closed on Monday.
The decision was made during Tuesday’s council meeting.
Members unanimously voted in favor to the motion, which from this day forward declares the third Monday of each January as Martin Luther King Civil Rights Day of Service.