In the Community: MLK activities, Debby Irving and Interfaith Action next month

A Sampler of Events in Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.

Fourth Annual Lexington MLK Day of Service, Monday, January 16, 9 am–4 pm
The Town of Lexington commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year with its fourth annual family-friendly day of events and volunteer activities. Full information on the Lexington MLK Day of Service website.
Key events are:
9 am—Community Dialogue on Race at Grace Chapel (59 Worthen Rd.)
11 am—Unity Walk from the Green to Cary Memorial Hall (1605 Mass Ave.)

11:30 am—Opening Ceremony, including performers Regie O’Hare Gibson and the SNAP Sing Along Chorus.

The Ties That Bind, a Celebration for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Sunday, January 15, 3 pm, UU Urban Ministry

Music, readings, and interactive participation presented by Opera unMet
“Where Do We Go from Here?” A Community Discussion
Monday, January 16, 11:30 am–2 pm. St. Raphael’s Parish Center, Medford

Presented by the Mystic Valley Area NAACP Branch & Medford’s Human Rights Commission. Lunch provided.

Arlington MLK Birthday Observance
Monday, January 16, 6:45pm, Arlington Town Hall

Featuring Speaker Tina Martin of WGBH News. Non-perishable goods for the Arlington Food Pantry will be collected and a free-will offering accepted to benefit public and nonprofit programs.


Next Month

Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race
Thursday, February 2, 7 pm, Waldorf School of Lexington
Talk by author Debby Irving, of Lexington. A collaboration between Waldorf and Lexington Community Education

Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO) Action
February 2, Bethel AME Church, 40 Walk Hill St., Jamaica Plain
Carpooling from Lexington arranged by Temple Isaiah; contact Evy Megerman at