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Bodman to Celebrate 2022 MLK Day of Service

By: Bodman PLC


In honor of the 2022 MLK Day of Service federal holiday, Bodman will be closed on Monday, January 17, 2022. This national day of service celebrates the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s lifelong dedication to justice, liberty and service.

While the pandemic prevents many of us from pursuing in-person volunteer activities this year, we are encouraging everyone at Bodman to make the 17th “a day on, not a day off” by participating in virtual or live events celebrating Dr. King’s life and legacy. We invite all of our clients, friends, and followers to join us in these activities.

Below are links to a number of those opportunities and events.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations before Monday, January 17 2022

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations on Monday, January 17 2022

  • City of Westland: Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance Walk – 9 AM – 10AM. The walk will begin at Westland City Hall beginning at 9 am weathering permitting. City Hall doors will open at 8:30 a.m. The program is set to begin at 10:00 a.m. and will include inspiring messages from Mayor William R. Wild as well as other state and local elected officials. Wayne County Sheriff Raphael “Ray” Washington will deliver the Keynote Address. Light refreshments will be provided by the Westland Police Community Partnership Committee. For more info visit: https://www.cityofwestland.com/calendar.aspx?eid=4047
  • Auburn Hills Community Center’s Virtual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Event: Making Fleece tie blankets for Grace Centers of Hope Homeless Shelter – 10 AM. Pick up a blanket kit at the Auburn Hills Community Center starting Thursday, January 13. There will be 100 kits available, so act fast! Kits include materials and instructions. You can also make your own blanket or donate other items, such as jackets, scarves, gloves, hats, or other blankets. For more information Check out City of Auburn Hills Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CityofAuburnHills/
  • U-M Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Symposium: 2022 Keynote Memorial Lecture – 10 AM. Presented by the University of Michigan 2022 MLK Committee. For more information and to register please visit: https://oami.umich.edu/um-mlk-symposium/
  • Detroit Historical Society: MLK, Jr. Day: Give Us the Ballot – 10AM – 2 PM. Come celebrate the 87th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Detroit Historical Museum. Visitors can participate in a voter registration project for kids as well as listen to an expert on the importance of registering to vote. Kids will make their own ‘mock’ voter registration cards and receive MLK worksheets and coloring pages. For more information please visit: https://detroithistorical.org/detroit-historical-museum/events-calendar/calendar-view/day/2022-01-17
  • Farmington Community Library: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration – 10 AM – 6:30 PM
    • 10AM – Make peace signs and banners – Main Library browsing room
    • 11AM – Peace march down 12 Mile Rd
    • 12PM – Farmington IDEA Panel Discussion on Zoom
    • 2 PM – Storytelling on Zoom
    • 6:30PM – Keynote & Community Dialogue on Zoom
    • For more information please visit: http://www.farmlib.org/mlk/
  • U-M MLK Children and Youth Program 2022: This is America – 10:30 AM. This is the annual University of Michigan MLK Youth and Children Webinar for students in grades 5 through 12. Click here to register
  • Troy School District: More than a Dream Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration – 11 AM. You are enthusiastically invited to join us for our virtual MLK Celebration and Program. The pandemic prevents us from gathering 1000+ strong in person, but this robust event allows us to celebrate Dr. King’s life together. It features an engaging panel discussion, student submissions and artist reflection. You can participate by going to the TSD YouTube channel and for more information download the pdf flyer here: 2022 MLK Celebration Flyer
  • Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament: Mass for Justice and Peace – 11 AM. In gratitude for the life, work, and example of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, join us for the Mass for Justice and Peace on Monday, January 17 at 11:00 AM. Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Phil Cooke at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Please join us to pray for peace and justice in our country and our world, and continued progress on race relations and the work begun by Dr. King. Watch via livestream from the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament Facebook page or join in person at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, located at 9844 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, 48202
  • “We the People Speak: No Justice No Peace”: EMU MLK Celebration12:30 -2PM. Howard University law professor Justin Hansford, the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center executive director, addresses the theme of “rising together for justice.” Livestream available on Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EasternMichU
  • MLK Day at UMDC: You Can Keep the Mule: Let’s Explore Reparation Models – 12:30-2PM. Join U-M Detroit for a panel discussion as we explore the varying concepts of what is owed and what reparations might look like as we discuss the Crafting Democratic Futures project. Housed in the U-M Center for Social Solutions, Crafting Democratic Futures aims to tackle the complex histories surrounding race by working with colleges and universities around the country to develop suggestions for research-informed, community-engaged racial reparations solutions. Link for registration: https://events.umich.edu/event/90474
  • Detroit Institute of Arts Presents King: A Filmed Record Montgomery to Memphis – 1 PM. Constructed from a wealth of archival footage, this Oscar®-nominated documentary follows Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from 1955 to 1968, in his rise from regional activist to world-renowned leader of the Civil Rights movement. Rare footage of King’s speeches, protests and arrests are interspersed with scenes of high-profile supporters and opponents of the cause. Restored to full-length by the Library of Congress, the complete version is a national treasure that gives viewers an appreciation of the personal challenges King endured and the cultural legacy he left behind. Must register before attending the screening and be fully vaccinated. For more information and to register please visit: https://www.dia.org/events/king-filmed-record%E2%80%A6-montgomery-memphis-0

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