The following information from the Office of Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (WAFB) – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announces the launch of MLK Holiday BR – an extensive annual series of service initiatives, programs and projects that honors the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration is scheduled to begin on Wednesday January 12 and continue with the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday on Monday January 17.
“Over the past few years, various organizations have produced individual events and service projects to honor the late civil rights leader, but in 2022 my administration is working with our key partners and a steering committee to unify government, organizations and residents, ”said Mayor Broome. . “We create the basis for year round community conversation, engagement and service in Baton Rouge. “
Our goal is to advance the Baton Rouge community in three key areas: literacy, youth empowerment, and equity and justice through the partnership of community organizations such as: the NAACP; BREC; EBR schools; The walls of the project; NBR now; EBR parish library; Big friends; BR health; the Conseil des Arts du Grand Bâton Rouge; the mayor’s youth advisory council; 100 Black Men; and the Bâton Rouge Alliance for students.
“This year’s theme ‘Walking In Legacy’ recognizes and celebrates Baton Rouge’s past and present work for social justice, while shaping the future of African-American progress, right here in the capital,” said the mayor. Broome. “This collaboration will create a united and continuing celebration for the entire parish, setting aside an extended period to honor Dr. King’s legacy of leadership, collaboration, progress and service.”
Businesses, community organizations and residents can participate in the celebration through sponsorship, donations and volunteering for service events. Sponsorships and donations will support service projects throughout the parish of East Baton Rouge.
Current MLK Holiday BR 2022 sponsors include Coca-Cola, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, L’auberge Casino Hotel, Healthy Blue and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana. Potential sponsors and donors are invited to visit mlkholidaybr.com/sponsor.
Residents can find service opportunities and the calendar of events at mlkholidaybr.com. All residents are invited to join the Ville-Paroisse and its partners for the service and celebration.
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