how to celebrate mlk day around fishers. mlk day 2022

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

Conner Prairie

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. 

Volunteer

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:

    volunteers

    Donate Items

    Remove any of the items that you have been meaning to get rid of around your house to local food pantries and nonprofits who need to refill their shelves after a busy holiday season. Items in need range from food to toiletries to clothes. See where you can donate 

    This is Fishers Blog Posts

    Meet Your Neighbor: HSE’s Black Student Union

    By Cassidy Robertson

    book

    Ways to Teach Your Children About Bias & Social Justice

    By Amanda Merriweather

    book

    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 1: Take the pledge. You can easily take the #VolunteerFishers pledge by downloading the PDF or filling out our electronic pledge.

    Step 2: Share your pledge with the world by snapping a photo of yourself with the pledge and sharing on social media using #VolunteerFishers. 

    #volunteerfishers. my name is and i pledge to: check as many as you would liike below. 1.)become involved in my community by creating a volunteer profile at volunteerfishers.com. 2.) sign up to receive the city's monthly volunteer newsletter so i can learn more about opportuntiies in my community. 3.) commit to volunteering hours in 2022