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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

On Monday, January 18, 2021, hundreds of Friends School of Baltimore students, faculty, and alumni will gather virtually in support of MLK Day of Service. Due to Covid, the day will look different but as we have for the previous 16 years, on this day we will join one another to reflect on the principles of nonviolent social change and racial equality by serving our greater community. Activities will serve nonprofits such as Believe in Tomorrow Children’s House, Baltimore Hunger Project, Broadmead, The Family Tree, Helping Up Mission, Our Daily Bread, Paul’s Place, Moveable Feast and The Maryland Book Bank. 
 
D. Watkins, author, teacher and founder of the BMORE Writers Project, will be our guest speaker at the virtual Welcome Breakfast and will also have a 30 minute book talk to discuss his most recent book “We Speak for Ourselves, How Woke Culture Prohibits Progress.” To Purchase an autographed copy of the book at a discount go to the IvyKids Authors website or stop by the Ivy Bookstore and tell them you are purchasing the book for Friends School MLK day of Service.
 
Click here for a description of the day's activities.
 
“Despite these uncertain and difficult times, we are excited to continue to focus on working together in Baltimore communities in support of the holiday’s national mission to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King's vision of a ‘Beloved Community,' " say this year’s parent coordinators Jennifer Taylor and Jennifer Smith. "Baltimore communities need support now more than ever, and we have volunteer spots available in a variety of creative, virtual activities and are confident that they will all fill up as they have in past years."
  
“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

-Martin Luther King Jr 
 
 
 
 
 
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