Commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a full day of free activities that emphasize identity, unity, and community engagement at the Flint Public Library and the Flint Institute of Arts. At 2:00 p.m., Communities First, Inc. President Glenn Wilson hosts a program at the Flint Public Library that begins with speaker Inez Brown, City Clerk of Flint. The festivities continue with musical guest The Spiritual Wonders and a presentation by the Delta Gamma Kudos, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa. Visit the FIA before or after the library programming! The galleries open at 10:00 a.m., with free admission for all visitors. At 4:00 p.m., experience a step performance from the Institute of R.H.Y.M.E.S. Men of Excellence in the FIA’s Isabel Hall. Drop into the FIA Art School from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., where participants can create a family-friendly artwork that reflects the contributions of Dr. King. Free and open to the public.
Dr. King believed that many social ills could be defeated through citizen service. Recognizing that 1 in 5 Genesee County families deal with hunger, we are setting out to combat this by engaging neighbors to help neighbors. Please join us for a day ON rather than a day off on Martin Luther King Jr. Day! We will be packing 150,000 meals to provide to local Genesee County residents who are experiencing food insecurity. Registration is required for each volunteer.