Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with Service and Culture!

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (MLK) is Monday, January 21, 2020 and Appleton is celebrating with many activities to learn and serve families in our community in his honor. It’s great to have off of work and school but it’s also a wonderful opportunity to have conversations with our kids about civil rights, giving back and serving others in the tradition of MLK.

Appleton Area School District is hosting the first annual MLK Community Day of Service to recognize and honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLK Jr. Community Day of Service

West High School, 610 N. Badger Ave, Appleton

Monday, January 20, 2020
9:30 am to 3:30 pm

FREE & open to the public

  • Community March
  • Soul Food Sampling
  • Cultural Exhibits
  • Dancers
  • Music Performances
  • Visit with community agencies, non-profits, and volunteer organizations.
  • Onsite volunteer opportunities
  • Art Displays

9:30 am Community March from Wilson Middle School main entrance Appleton West.

10:00 – 11:30 am Kick off event in the auditorium. Student dancers, steppers, and singers perform in the auditorium. Learn more about Dr. King through videos and presentations, including student projects that were submitted for the MLK essay contest.

11:30 – 12:30 pm – Soul food lunch from Cozzy Corner.

1:00 – 3:00 pm – Service projects and onsite volunteer activities at Appleton West and off-site. Find more information about the projects here.

All Day – Visit community agencies, non-profits, and volunteer organizations that offer opportunities to volunteer in the Fox Cities.


Restoring the Radical King

Lawrence University’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 29th MLK Celebration
Lawrence Memorial Chapel, 510 E College Ave, Appleton

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Simon Balto
Featuring Music by: Rev, Sekou

Monday, January 20, 2020
6:30 pm

FREE & open to the public

Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service

Appleton Public Libary
Monday, January 20, 2020
12 pm – 4 pm

Volunteers from Appleton Area School District, students and families will work on service projects and crafts. Leading up to this day, we will be collecting personal and hygiene items that will be donated to a local organization that assists youth who are experiencing homelessness. Your generosity is greatly appreciated! A glass display and box will be located on the 1st floor by the Teen Space in January. The community is welcome to join in and participate in the festivities!

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