11th Annual MLK Day of Service (2024)

Overview

The Town Celebrations Committee is happy to unite again this year with Lexington’s Human Rights Committee to help the Lexington MLK Day of Service Program honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The 11th annual MLK Day of Service took place on Monday, January 15, 2024. 

Our objective is to engage and mobilize people of all ages to participate in events and activities to serve others. 

United in philanthropy under the auspices and sponsorship of Lexington’s Human Rights Committee and the Town Celebrations Committee, our target this year is to serve at least 2,500 people with the help of more than 700 volunteers.

2024 Schedule of Events

Opening Ceremony

Please join us for an in-person Commemoration Program and Performance Opening Ceremony. This will be brief with uplifting performances by Lexington literary performer Regie O’Hare Gibson. No registration is required for the opening ceremony. 

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Grace Chapel, 59 Worthen Road, Lexington, MA 02421

Conversation on Race

This year’s conversation will be on the Civil Rights and the Voting Rights Acts.  We will explore the historical context of the fight for voting rights, the sacrifices made, and Dr. King’s vision more than sixty years ago. There will be a limited number of virtual seats available. 

10:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Grace Chapel, 59 Worthen Road, Lexington, MA 02421

Unity Walk

Gather at Grace Chapel by 12:40 PM. The walk will start at 12:45 PM and move toward the Minute Man Statue before ending at Cary Memorial Hall. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Various volunteer opportunities will be offered this year including donation collection at Grace Chapel, fleece blanket making, card making, and in-home work for local senior citizens. 

More information on future events and volunteer opportunities beyond 2024 can be found at lexingtonmlk.org.

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