Headwaters Celebrates MLK Day 2024

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Headwaters School honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on this meaningful day.
Today, we reflect on Dr. King's work toward racial equity and equality during the modern civil rights movement. As a community committed to embracing diversity, we encourage our community to celebrate MLK Day with service and reflection.
There are ways to honor Dr. King's legacy by working towards a more just and equitable society right here in Austin. Please note today's weather has affected many programs scheduled for today, causing them to be rescheduled. You can learn more below:

Community Events and Activities
We encourage families to celebrate this day with the wider-Austin community. 

1/15/24: MLK Day Annual March, Festival, and Food Drive

**March Cancelled and Festival Postponed Due to Inclement Weather**

Due to Extreme Weather Conditions and in interest of protecting the public from extended outdoor exposure, Monday’s march has been cancelled. The Festival and Food Drive will be rescheduled for Saturday, January 27 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Huston-Tillotson University. Learn more here.

1/21/24: MLK Day of Service Creek Cleanup
**Rescheduled for Sunday, January 21 due to weather**
Join Austin Families in Nature for a morning of community service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. day. Pack your gloves or borrow some of theirs and help clean up the green spaces and waterways around Gustavo "Gus" L. Garcia District Park in northeast Austin. Register Now! If you can't make it, lead your own trash clean up in your neighborhood or at your favorite park!

1/27: RESCHEDULED | MLK Day Festival and Food Drive
Due to inclement weather, the MLK Community Festival has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 27th; it will include all types of vendors and local musical artists to make this year’s celebration the best ever! Learn more by visiting the Heritage Council's website here. 

Learn more about the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
MLK Day of Service
  • Youth Service America: “MLK Day of Service is a way to honor his life and teachings by engaging in community action that continues to solve social problems.”
    AmeriCorps: "Join us this MLK Day as we come together to build a Beloved Community through unity, service, and transformation. Let's honor Dr. King's legacy by working toward a more just and equitable society, where everyone is valued and respected, regardless of their race, ability, religion, or background. By participating in service projects, we can bridge divides, heal wounds, and create lasting change that will benefit our communities for years to come."
  • What you should know about Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service: Dosomething.org presents the history behind MLK Day, and how you can celebrate it. 

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