ST. LOUIS – Monday, January 21 is the day that the nation honors the life and work of a great American, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
This special day in St. Louis kicked off at 7:00 a.m. with a breakfast sponsored by the Gateway Region YMCA. They presented the human dignity award and the MLK tribute award. The event took place at the office located at 5555 Page Boulevard.
A civic ceremony took place at 9:30 a.m. at the Old Courthouse downtown followed by the Annual Freedom March at 11:30 a.m. It will end with an interfaith service at 12:30 p.m. at the Leonard Missionary Baptist Church located at 1100 North Compton.
The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will hold their Annual Community Service Day, along with The City of Berkeley beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Union Janitors will also use this day to protest a decline in their wages at the Bank of America Plaza downtown.
The Urban League and Better Family Life will hold their big event at 2:00 p.m. and open a Save Our Sons Community outreach center located in the 1300 block of Aubert. The center`s aim is to address police chief John Hayden’s anti-crime initiative.
The health staff at CareSTL canceled their day of service picking up trash and distributing care packages due to cold weather.
Sadly our MLK Community Day has been CANCELLED due to cold temperatures and snow in the forecast this weekend thru Monday. We Care about the safety of our volunteers and staff. #MLK #safety #snow pic.twitter.com/hm25bdUdYs
— CareSTL Health (@CareSTLHealth) January 17, 2019