MLK Day is Monday, January 18, and the City of Fishers invites you to a community-wide celebration from January 15 – 18.
Fishers “I Have a Dream” Driving Tour
From January 15 to 18, hop in the car and take a driving tour around Fishers to see your neighbors’ dreams on their decorated “I have a Dream” signs. See the map.
Want to Add Your Home to the Map?
After you decorate your yard sign, display it in your yard and complete this optional form to add your home to our MLK Day Driving Tour Map to share your dream with the community.
Check out the MLK Memorial playlist on Spotify, curated by Fishers Parks, to hear famous speeches and period music inspired and related to the life of Dr. King.
Listen to it at your convenience or play it to accompany the I Have a Dream Driving Tour.
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.
Volunteer with Fishers DPW
Join the service efforts this weekend and help Fishers’ Department of Public Works spread recycled Christmas tree mulch at Billericay Park from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, January 16. Volunteers can register at PlayFishers.com/Volunteer.
Fishers Kindness Challenge
During this difficult time, it is more important than ever to support one another and give back to our community. For this reason, Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness has launched the 2000 Acts of Kindness Challenge, encouraging residents to complete 2,000 acts of kindness by Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 18.
Residents can submit an Act of Kindness they performed or nominate someone who performed an Act of Kindness using this form. Each Fishers resident age 18 years and older who is nominated will receive a gift card to a local restaurant to thank them for their kindness.
Be sure to share your act of kindness on social media using #FishersKindness and add it to the form to receive a gift card.
Learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement with these suggested readings from the Hamilton East Public Library.
Local MLK Day Events in Central Indiana
- Indiana State Museum
- Children’s Musuem of Indianapolis
- Indianapolis Zoo
- MLK Weekend 2021 in Indiana
- Conner Prairie
- Madame Walker Legacy Center
- PUSHOUT: A Conversation About School and Black Girls in America
- The Equity Summit
- Fishers Race Initiative
- Wrights Gymnastics Academy
- This is My Brave – Stories from the Black Community
- Indy with Kids
- IndyStar MLK Day 2020 – Free Things to do with Kids in Indianapolis
- 2021 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Indiana Holiday Celebration
- Fishers Arts Council: January exhibit in The Alcove. The exhibit will begin on January 5th featuring Rebecca Robinson in The Alcove at The Art Gallery at City Hall entitled, “The Art of Bridging the Gap.”
Interrupting Racism Trainings
“Interrupting Racism is a one- or two-day training session that addresses the realities of systemic racism in America, both historical and present-day.
The City is offering free training, currently being held virtually, and spots are still available for workshops on January 21, 22 and 23. For more information, visit fishers.in.us/Race.
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