15 Monday / January 15, 2018

Tenants Rights Workshop

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Monroe County Public Library, Room 2A
https://www.facebook.com/BtownSolidarityNetwork/

Renters all across Bloomington know they are being exploited by their landlord. What is not so clear are the ways to fight back against this exploitation. At this workshop, tenants will come together to discuss the various ways they are suffering abuses by their landlords and will learn more about their existing rights as tenants, how to defend themselves, and how to fight back.

Education

15 Monday / January 15, 2018

Split Wood for Maple Syrup, an MLK Day Volunteer Opportunity

01:00 pm to 03:00 pm
Hinkle-Garton Farmstead
http://www.facebook.com/HinkleGartonFarmstead

Join us at the farmstead on MLK Day for an outdoor volunteer activity to help prepare for maple syrup season. Volunteers will be splitting wood, both by hand tools and using a log splitter, that will be used to boil the sap later. Those not actively splitting wood can help with stacking the logs and possibly other tasks related to syrup season prep.

Outdoors / Volunteering

15 Monday / January 15, 2018

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration

06:00 pm to 08:30 pm
The Buskirk-Chumley Theater
https://bctboxoffice.org/event/dr-martin-luther-king-jr-birthday-celebration/

Mayor John Hamilton invites the community to attend the 2018 City of Bloomington Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration. The celebration begins with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by the program at 7. The 7 p.m. event will include remarks by Mayor Hamilton, members of the Bloomington MLK Commission, and others. The theme is “The Man, The Movement, The Memorial,” featuring keynote speaker The Rev. Harold Middlebrook.

Musical performers will include the Indiana University African American Choral Ensemble, directed by Dr. Raymond Wise, and ​Fairview Elementary students. Volunteers who participated in “A Day ON! Not A Day Off” will be recognized, and the winner of the Commission’s Legacy Award will be announced. The reception at 6 p.m. will feature light refreshments. Both the formal program and reception are free and open to the public.

Civic Affairs / Education / Speakers / Volunteering

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