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Jan. 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in Chelsea

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Sheila Graziano for the information in this story. Several locations have been added to this story as locations to get a luminary. )

The Chelsea community will gather to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. and his commitment to peace and justice for all Americans on Jan. 20.

There are events at the Chelsea District Library, or you can show your support at your own home by lighting a luminary, and putting it on display that evening.

There are two key parts to this year’s celebration: Shine A Light For Peace and Justice

Starting on Monday, Jan. 13, ready-to-use luminaries will be available at the Chelsea Police Station vestibule, the Chelsea District Library,  Agricole, Chelsea Senior Center, Polly’s and at the Service Fair on Jan. 20 at the library following the MLK Jr. Day program. Feel free to stop by and take one, so that you can shine a light on MLK Jr. Day. 

Show your support for his commitment to service, which focused on getting involved to shape communities, making a difference, and becoming an agent for change. The luminaries are free, but donations are welcome.

From 6:30 – 8 p.m., join in a discussion with Jessica Ayoub, from the nationally respected American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).  Engage in conversation about how you can make a difference in your community through social activism initiatives.

Immediately following the discussion, there will be a Service Fair, where you can meet representatives from Chelsea area organizations that work to promote peace and justice.  Participating organizations are:  The Chelsea Human Rights Commission; the Chelsea Zero Waste Coalition, Faith in Action, Chelsea Senior Center, Chelsea One World One Family, LGBTQ Pride, and The Friends of Restorative Justice.

These groups work throughout the year to improve the quality of life and protect rights for all area citizens.

Learn more and see how you can be involved. For more information contact: [email protected]

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