Ways to honor & celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Juneau

By January 17, 2014Community
We Shall Overcome

Audience members at last year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observance in Juneau link arms and sing “We Shall Overcome.” (Photo by Casey Kelly/KTOO)

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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