As the nation celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, here’s what you can do around Juneau on Monday:
Lawyers with the Juneau Bar Association are providing free legal advice in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. The public is invited to ask questions on a range of topics, including Medicare, Medicaid, landlord/tenant issues, family law, or general law questions. Free legal advice will be available at the Juneau Christian Center from 9 a.m. to noon, and at the Dimond Courthouse from 1 to 5 p.m.
A community celebration will be held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Atlin Drive at 1 p.m. The family event includes guest speakers, singing, and tributes. This is a free event sponsored by the Black Awareness Association of Juneau.
Veterans for Peace of Juneau is sponsoring a brief ceremony on the peace sign above Home Depot starting at 5 p.m. People are asked to bring headlights and flashlights, and the lit-up peace sign will be photographed for submission to the Juneau Empire and the Veterans for Peace national newsletter.
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