Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
On Monday, January 18, 2021, hundreds of Friends School of Baltimore students, faculty, and alumni gathered virtually in support of MLK Day of Service. Due to Covid, the day looked different, but as we have for the previous 16 years, on this day we joined one another to reflect on the principles of nonviolent social change and racial equality by serving our greater community. Activities served 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, was our guest speaker at the virtual Welcome Breakfast and also had a 30 minute book talk to discuss his most recent book “We Speak for Ourselves, How Woke Culture Prohibits Progress.”
Click here for a description of the day's activities.
Click here to watch the virtual program.
“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,' " said 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