Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2020: Honoring his legacy in Pittsburgh

Katie Phillips Active + Engaged Residents, Advocacy, Diverse + Connected Region, Featured Advocacy

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is on Monday, January 20th, 2020. In the days and weeks surrounding this national holiday, there are so many ways to honor MLK’s legacy.

Here in Pittsburgh, there are service projects, community conversations, art events and performances, and more. Check out some of the opportunities to celebrate MLK Day and give back to your community:

Wednesday, January 15th

Celebrate: Martin Luther King Jr. (grades K-5) at CLP – East Liberty

Friday, January 17th

Racial and Economic Justice Shabbat: Turn the Tables Dinner with Repair the World

Poetry Unplugged – An MLK Celebration at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center

Saturday, January 18th

Hazelwood MLK Celebration at The Hazelwood Initiative

Martin Luther King Jr: A National Hero (grades K-5) at CLP – Homewood

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration with the Westmoreland Museum of Art and BOOM Concepts

13th Annual Concert Celebrations of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday featuring the Heritage Gospel Chorale of Pittsburgh, Lynne Hayes-Freeland (KDKA, M.C.), and 1Hood Media at Ebenezer Baptist Church

Sunday, January 19th

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration with the Westmoreland Museum of Art and BOOM Concepts

Monday, January 20th

Family Volunteering – MLK Day Book Sorting with Repair the World

MLK Jr. Day Volunteering with Allegheny Center Alliance Church

MLK Jr. Day Community Celebration at Pittsburgh Glass Center

Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Day at Carnegie Museum of Art

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at the Mattress Factory

History & Futurity, Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. MLK Jr. at Kelly Strayhorn Theater

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards Celebration with the Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of English

18th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Celebration at Union Project

13th Annual Concert Celebrations of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday featuring the Heritage Gospel Chorale of Pittsburgh, Lynne Hayes-Freeland (KDKA, M.C.), and 1Hood Media at Woodland Hills High School Auditorium

Friday, January 24th

22nd Annual Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit – Opening Ceremony at Union Project

Saturday, January 25th

22nd Annual Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Other ways to serve:

If you’re looking for more service opportunities, whether long or short term, check out these volunteer resources to find a good fit for you:

Did we miss something? Let us know! Email katie@pump.org or submit an event to our community calendar.