Take Action to Support the Community
MLK Volunteer Festival 2024
To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.’s enduring legacy, L.A. Works invites the Los Angeles community to kick off 2024 in service at the MLK Volunteer Festival: Take Action to Support our Beloved Community. This event at the Los Angeles Coliseum will feature hands-on activities for volunteers to directly address the issues of education equity, food insecurity, economic opportunity, and homelessness.
In addition to food trucks, music, speakers, and merch from local businesses, highlights on Monday, January 15, 2024, at the Los Angeles Coliseum will include:
Impact and Family Volunteer Zones – For participants to create thousands of blankets, book bundles, job readiness and food packets, tile mosaic signage, advocacy totes, and more to be distributed to schools and nonprofit partners serving vulnerable Angelenos.
Minecraft March on Washington – Participants can “meet” and learn from activists at the video game trucks featuring the historic 1963 March on Washington fully recreated in Minecraft.
“The MLK Volunteer Festival is a testament to our commitment to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community,” said Deborah Brutchey, executive director of L.A. Works. “We are excited to unite Angelenos for this National Day of Service – to foster unity, compassion, and positive change.”
Dr. King passionately and persuasively addressed 15,000 Angelenos on the issues of race relations and human dignity at the L.A. Coliseum in 1964.
Thirty years later, Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, which transformed Martin Luther King Jr. Day into a national day dedicated to volunteer service in honor of Dr. King’s legacy.
In 2024, L.A. Works will continue their long tradition of honoring Dr. King’s legacy by organizing the MLK 2024 Volunteer Festival: Take Action to Support our beloved Community. This event for thousands of volunteers at the Los Angeles Coliseum will feature hands-on activities for participants to address needs within the areas of: Homelessness, Education Equity, Food Insecurity, and Economic Opportunity.
L.A. Moms and their children can join L.A. Works in honoring Dr. King on his birthday along with thousands of Angelenos at the Coliseum who are taking action to support the community.
For more information and to register for free tickets, visit laworks.com/MLK.