The Austin Area Heritage Council puts on an annual festival to honor the life and extraordinary legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And this year, even though the event will look different and adhere to strict safety guidelines, the nonprofit is recommitting to advance the cause he died pursuing: social justice and racial reconciliation. Follow along today via livestream and @mlkcelebration and use #AustinMLKDay to share your thoughts.
Car passes are sold out for the gathering in the parking lot of St. James Missionary Baptist Church at 3417 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Austin, TX 78702. No additional cars will be admitted on site. If you do not have a ticket, please stay home and watch the livestream.
This year, they are asking marchers to help by making donations to the Central Texas Food Bank. “True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This federal holiday was designated a national day of service by congress, so after the livestream we encourage you to find a way to improve your own community and give back.
When: Monday, January 18th
Time: 10:30 a.m.