MLK Weekend 2021
January 13, 2021
There are a variety of ways for you to honor and celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this coming weekend. Please join in these events to worship, learn, and act.
Union of Black Episcopalians Talk 2 Talk
Topic: Martin Luther King Jr – Beloved Community as Fantasy or Genuine Possibility
Join us for Talk 2 Talk, UBE’s forty-five-minute video teleconferencing event plus Q&A that promises to inform, equip and inspire.
Mon., Jan. 18 at 10:30 a.m.
Please join Senator Art Haywood, Rev. Kent Matthies of the Unitarian Society of Germantown, & Kadida Kenner of We the People, along with a host of community partners, for a virtual advocacy training to learn how to hold elected officials and businesses accountable. This training will take place on Zoom on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 10:30am. To register, please contact Art Haywood’s office at 215.242.8171.
POWER MLK Day Action for a Living Wage
MLK Day Preemption Press Conference & Action
Monday, January 18, at 11:00 AM
Facebook Live (you do not have to be a Facebook member to participate)
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fought tirelessly for the rights of workers — honor him this MLK Day by doing the same! Join us at a Facebook Live press conference calling for an end to preemption, which prevents local Pennsylvania municipalities from raising the minimum wage. Immediately following the press conference, we will phone lawmakers demanding preemption repeal. Let’s make Monday, in the words of Dr. King, “a time for vigorous and positive action”!
The POWER Team
Public Hearing on Raising the Minimum Wage
Mon. Jan. 18 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
The Senate Democratic Policy Committee is conducting a public hearing on raising the minimum wage on MLK Day from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Members of the public can participate by registering for the hearing on Zoom.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. It will also be live streamed at SenatorMuth.com/Policy and the PA Senate Democratic Caucus Facebook page.
Compline and Prayers for the Nation with Bishop Gutiérrez
Mon., Jan. 18 at 7:00 p.m.
As we celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. it is more important than ever that we also recommit ourselves to the principles he taught. Please join Bishop Gutiérrez on Monday, January 18 at 7 p.m. as he leads a very special service of compline which will conclude with us recommitting ourselves to the vows made at our baptism. - Invitation from the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania
"From Many, One: Conversations Across Difference”
Starting January 18 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day), The Episcopal Church launches "From Many, One: Conversations Across Difference,” a campaign urging Episcopalians and our neighbors to engage in the spiritual practice of listening and honest conversation across the many differences that separate us. Inspired by the Latin phrase on the U.S. seal – E Pluribus (“from many”) Unum (“one”) – the campaign is designed to offer a faithful perspective and time-tested practice for knitting deeply divided communities into a diverse, more perfect union. In a cultural moment shadowed by pandemic, fractious politics, and deep division within families, communities, and nations, Episcopalians can partner in simple ways to celebrate difference, listen with deep curiosity, and promote healing.
"From Many, One” is designed to be simple and transformative. It is geared toward individual people talking to other individuals, although congregations may join, too.
Look for more information here: https://episcopalchurch.org/from-many-one