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Posted on: January 5, 2021

Volunteer New York!’s 2021 MLK DAY Offers Virtual Ways to Break Bread & Break Down Barriers Together

Volunteer New York! announced their 11th Annual MLK Day of Service will consist of two new socially-informed and major virtual community events. These events will premiere live over the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend starting Saturday, January 16 with a highly anticipated webinar that’s focused on Volunteering with Equity in Mind and then on Sunday, January 17 with a Virtual Sunday Supper community discussion. Both events are from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM and are free to sign up for. 

“This MLK Day I call on our community to break bread and break down barriers. And to use this opportunity to really listen and learn more,” said Jeanette Gisbert, Volunteer New York! Executive Director. “This is what resilient communities are built upon."

Registration is now open for the MLK Day 2021 virtual events at volunteernewyork.org/MLK

2021 MLK DAY VIRTUAL EVENTS:

Saturday, January 16 from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

WEBINAR: VOLUNTEERING WITH EQUITY IN MIND

The global pandemic has shined a light on the glaring inequalities between those that have and those that have not. Join our MLK Day 2021 Webinar "Volunteering with Equity in Mind" where we will share volunteer tips on how best to advocate for those in our community and bridge the gap between those we serve and those who serve.

Sunday, January 17 from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

VIRTUAL SUNDAY SUPPER

Gather around the table to join us for a virtual “Sunday Supper” discussion inspired by Dr. King’s vision of people creating community across race, class, and faith. Participants will meet in small breakout rooms with a facilitator, to discuss relevant and timely topics in a safe space while hearing one another's thoughts and feedback.

ABOUT MLK DAY

Since 2010 the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service hosted by Volunteer New York! has brought together thousands of local volunteers and families together from throughout Westchester, Rockland and Putnam while supporting hundreds of local nonprofits. 

It is a day intended to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”

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