MLK Community Events

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said,
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'" 


Every year, Americans answer this call by coming together on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service to serve in their neighborhoods and communities.
Listed below are opportunities to engage with others in service and events that aim to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

Thursday, January 16

Black Justice- A Night of Speakers & Poetry     
organized by Global Revive & Community Race Relations Coalition     
First Presbyterian Church of Waco, 1100 Austin Avenue
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Friday, January 17

33rd Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park, 300 MLK Blvd.
11:30 am Gathering; 12:00 pm Program
Bring wreaths, flowers
For information contact Mrs. Coque Gibson 254-722-1274

Saturday, January 18

MLK Day of Service Campus Kitchen Prep
Contact: Doriann_Beverly@baylor.edu

Monday, January 20

24th Annual Peace March and Observance 
organized by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity
Indian Spring Park in Downtown Waco
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch & entertainment will follow at Bledsoe Miller Center

Mission Waco MLK Program & Service
Jubilee Theatre, 1319 N 15th St, Waco, TX | 10:00 am
Contact: jcalaway@missionwaco.org | (254) 753 - 4900

MLK Day of Service
Various locations throughout Waco | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Contact: Doriann_Beverly@baylor.edu

MLK DAY of Service: Brazos River Cleanup
organized by 
Keep Waco Beautiful, Waco Paddle Company, & Act Locally Waco
11 am - 2 pm 
Meet at the Waco Paddle Company Truck: 200 S. University Parks Drive 
Wear closed toe shoes and pants. 
Sign Up Here

34th Annual Candlelight Vigil
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park, 300 MLK Blvd.
5:30 pm Gathering, 6:00 pm Program
Bring a candle, seating available
For information contact Mrs. Coque Gibson 254-722-1274

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Neighbor Night Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Bobo Spiritual Life Center
6:00 pm
Free Food Provided

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Baylor University Multicultural Affairs MLK Luncheon 
“What if We Could Interview MLK in 2020?”
Contact: Rachel_Bay1@baylor.edu |  (254) 710-7982 for ticket information