A variety of events including a virtual program, service day events, and a race and ethnicity symposium will be held in Georgetown Jan. 17 and 20 to honor the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Several City offices and facilities will be closed Jan. 17 in recognition of the holiday. For more information about City closures, visit this page.
MLK Leaders Prayer Breakfast on Jan. 17
The Georgetown Ministerial Alliance and the Georgetown Police Department will host the MLK Leaders Prayer Breakfast at 8 a.m. The event is at the Public Safety Operations and Training Center, 3500 D.B. Wood Road. A light breakfast will be provided. RSVP via the Facebook event at facebook.com/GeorgetownMinisterialAlliance.
Day of Service on Jan. 17
United Way for Greater Austin is hosting an MLK Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 17. All activities are socially-distanced, and there are opportunities for individuals, families, and groups to participate. Learn more here.
Virtual MLK Day celebration on Jan. 17
The Georgetown Fellowship of Churches will host a virtual MLK Day Celebration event at noon featuring speaker E.A. Benson, senior pastor at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Georgetown. The theme for the event is “Dreaming While Woke.”
Youth Service Day on Jan. 17
The Georgetown Project will host a Youth Service Day on MLK Day for high school students in grades 9-12. The Youth Service Day starts at 9 a.m. at the Georgetown Community Center at 445 E. Morrow St. Students will be given certificates for three hours of service.
Service projects hosted by The Georgetown Project and its partners in the Afterschool Alliance will benefit children and youth of all ages, as well as the aging and military families.
Participation in service projects will be followed by a free pizza lunch at the community center. For details, contact The Georgetown Project at 512-943-0074 or georgetownproject.org.
Southwestern University Symposium on Jan. 20
Updated: This will be a virtual online event. Here is the link to participate: https://v.ringcentral.com/join/518033964.
Southwestern University will host the Race and Ethnicity Studies annual symposium from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20. The symposium, “Without Borders or Boundaries: A Panel on how U.S. Immigration Enforcement Racializes, Criminalizes and Punishes Migrants,” will be on online event. The panel includes Luis Romero, assistant professor of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies at Texas Christian University, and Esther Ramos, graduate student at Teresa Long Lozano Institute of Latin American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. The annual symposium is sponsored by the Race and Ethnicity Studies Program. A question and answer period will follow the presentation. A campus map is available here.