MLK Day is Monday, January 17, and the City of Fishers invites you to celebrate the late Dr. Martin Luther King in three different ways.
Support local community organizations celebrating MLK Day in-person or virtually
Join Conner Prairie on January 17, 2022, for a FREE event as they celebrate the legacy of MLK. Throughout the day, Conner Prairie will have activities, music, and discussions that will focus on the 1950s and 1960s Civil Rights Movement and the social justice issues of today.
Hamilton Southeastern Schools
HSE Schools encourages students in grades 3-12 to submit a visual art or poetry submission for a contest sponsored by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. The deadline is January 13, and the winners will be chosen on January 17. In addition, HSE Schools will celebrate MLK Day in each building and will release an MLK Day video on January 17 on their Facebook page.
Hamilton East Public Library
Take a moment to read the blog surrounding Dr. King’s assassination and events in Hamilton County in the days after the assassination. The library will be closed on Monday, January 17 in observance of MLK Day. Learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement with these suggested readings.
MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. This year Fishers residents are invited to volunteer with the City and with local nonprofit organizations. Check out volunteer opportunities below:
- Saturday, January 15: Christmas Tree Mulch Spread at Billericay Park
- Monday, January 17: Crushed Limestone Spread at Cyntheanne Park Community Gardens
- Give back to your community and volunteer with a local nonprofit organization
- Take our 2022 Volunteer Pledge
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Take the Volunteer Fishers Pledge
On the national MLK Day of Service, give back to your community by supporting the special events and non-profit organizations that contribute to the vibrancy of our city. Learn more about the national day of service here.
Step 2: Share your pledge with the world by snapping a photo of yourself with the pledge and sharing on social media using #VolunteerFishers.