Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021 in Pittsburgh

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As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021 approaches, we have been reflecting on the ways in which each of us can work towards racial justice. We strive to learn from history, including the recent history of racial injustice and white supremacy over the past year.

Every year, PUMP compiles local events, service projects, conversations, celebrations, and other opportunities to honor MLK Day here in Pittsburgh. We hope that this can be a resource to help you make a long-term commitment to working towards racial injustice, or to deepen your commitment, throughout the year.

Check out these opportunities and find the ones that speak to you.

Events and Service Opportunities

Thursday, January 14th

Friday, January 15th

Sunday, January 17th

Monday, January 18th

Wednesday, January 20th

Friday, January 22nd – Saturday, January 23rd

Beyond MLK Day

MLK Day is an opportunity for individuals and communities to engage in focused educational and service experiences in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King’s life and legacy. But our commitment to racial justice must extend beyond a single day or a singular figure in the civil rights movement. Re-commit yourself to this work by supporting Black-led organizations on the frontlines of advancing racial equity and justice.

Get involved with local Black-led organizations: