This weekend, S.O.S. and the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center are celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s memory with events that center around the message of peace and service in our communities. You can come to a community conversation about Dr. King’s legacy, attend a service celebrating Dr. King, or volunteer for a service project in his honor.
We hope to see you at one or more of these events!
FRIDAY JANUARY 15
S.O.S. Tabling Event
From 2pm-5pm, stop by our S.O.S. tabling event at 677 Lafayette Avenue. Volunteers will be tabling in the Bed Stuy community to promote a visible and public message against gun violence, encouraging local voices to articulate that shooting is an unacceptable behavior. Volunteers must be 18 or older. To find out more about this event click here.
Bridging the Gap Conversation
Join us at 6:30pm at the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center for this unique event. The evening will feature presentations by youth members of S.O.S. based on Dr. King quotes and a conversation with youth and elders about how we can understand Dr. King’s work in 2016. For more information about this event click here.
SATURDAY JANUARY 16
Brooklyn Clergy Action Network MLK Celebration Service
Join S.O.S. CAN and Brooklyn Clergy Action Network 2 Save Our Communities at a Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Service with Reverend Daryl Bloodsaw from 11:00am-2:00pm. For more information click here or contact Reverend Kevin Jones at 917-837-2032.
Speak Your Peace Poster-Making Event
Come to the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center from 4pm-6pm for a Speak Your Peace event. This will be a space for volunteers of all ages to make posters with messages about peace in our communities (including quotes from Dr. King!) to be used at future S.O.S. events and social media campaigns. For more information about this event click here.
You can take a look at past posters volunteers have made with us here: http://speakyourpeacetosaveourstreets.tumblr.com/
SUNDAY JANUARY 17
Volunteer with ReSurf
Head over to Repair the World at 808 Nostrand to volunteer with ReSurf, an organization that resurfaces and redecorates old surfboards and donates them to after school programs. For more information about this event click here.