MLK Day of Service
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
At the LA Memorial Coliseum in 1964, Dr. King passionately and persuasively addressed 15,000 Angelenos on the issues of race relations and human dignity. In 2023, L.A. Works will continue our long tradition of honoring Dr. King’s legacy by empowering Angelenos to take collective action in the fight for food and climate justice.
While the root cause is systemic white supremacy, the symptoms are that Black, Brown, Indigenous, and low income people have access to the unhealthiest foods and are bearing a disproportionate impact from climate disruptions.
In his 1963 Letter from Birmingham Jail, Dr. King wrote:
“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied to a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
MLK Day 2023 - Day of Service Schedule
Rain or Shine!!
12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
*Note: Volunteers from sponsoring companies arrive @ 11:30 AM
Food festival and nonprofit fair
Volunteers will sample vegan food at booths hosted by local restaurants and learn about local activity to combat climate change.
Hands-on volunteer activities
Volunteers will rotate through eco-action stations, including creating urban greening kits, assembling disaster preparedness materials, and making a climate action pledge. There is a family-zone with volunteer activities designed with your kids in mind as well.