5:00 pm-6:30 pm
Wakefield High School
Freedom: America’s Goal,
Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King through inspirational music, spoken word and dance. performances. The innovation will be provided by Rev. Dr. Richard O. Green, Associate Minister, Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Featured talent includes:
- Nolan Williams, Jr. and the Voices of Inspiration
- Clifton Ross, BET Sunday Best All Stars Finalist (See Ross perform here.)
- The NEWorks Freedom Dancers | Torens Johnson, Choreographer
- Students from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts
With emcee Jacquie Gales Webb, Host, WHUR Sunday Afternoon with Jacquie Gales Webb.
NEWorks Productions is one of the country’s premiere producers of inspirational-arts programming in partnership with leading humanitarian, educational, arts, and renowned institutions.
Learn the history of the civil rights movement and desegration in Arlington County.
Support Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) clients by collecting/bringing nonperishable foods. Requested items include:
- Canned Tuna
- Canned Beans
- Canned Soup
- Cooking Oil (plastic bottles)
- Corn Flour (Masa) or All-Purpose Flour
- Low-Sugar Cereal
Fill out the registration form to sign up to collect the most donations for AFAC. The group that collects the most donations will be recognized during the MLK Tribute event on the parks.arlingtonva.us website and Parks and Recreation Facebook page.
These volunteer opportunities are great ways to give back to the community and continue Dr. King’s legacy of service.
- Join the Medical Reserve Corps
Emergencies can happen at any time. Are you prepared? Are you willing to help your community in an emergency? MRC volunteers are given training on a variety of topics, including mass medication dispensing, emergency preparedness, epidemiology, psychological first aid, CPR/First Aid/AED and more. New volunteer orientations are scheduled on weekdays quarterly from 7-9 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the webpage for more information.
- Youth Preparedness: Pillowcase Project Assistant
This is a national youth preparedness program offered in Red Cross regions across the country. The 40-60 minute presentation provides emergency preparedness education to youth in grades 3-5 (ages 8-11) in school classrooms and other settings. Numerous tools have been developed for this program including a standardized curriculum, workbook, quizzes and activities which have been carefully constructed with the help of curriculum and hazard experts. Training sessions are ongoing; contact Myisha Aban at 916-204-3395 or Myisha.Aban@redcross.org.