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MLK Day Events


Screening of "Step" at the Byrd Theatre
Jan. 20.
Join Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond, University of Richmond-Bonner Center for Civic Engagement and the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities for a screening of "Step," a 2017 documentary about a girl's high school step team from inner city Baltimore. Guided discussion follows. The screening is free, but donations of items for the Richmond Public Schools encouraged. For a list of supplies needed, check out: 4:30 p.m.

2019 Day of Action at Patrick Henry Building
Jan. 21
A daylong event in keeping with the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.: This annual gathering of civil rights and community organizations provides a meet-up with key elected officials to address legislative priorities including raising the minimum wage, education, criminal justice reform, voting rights and redistricting. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Go-Go Explosion Day Party at Diversity Richmond
Jan. 21
This one features two Washington party bands Team Familiar and Suttle Thoughts alongside Richmond's own J Baxter and Sauce Band plus King Tutt, Sir RJ and DJ Cash Money RVA. 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

"I am MLK Jr." Screening at Bow Tie Cinemas
Jan. 21
Presented by Network NoVA Action and Sisters United, Learning and Working Together, a documentary explores the life of the American icon with a short discussion and celebration either before or after the screening with state legislators. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets cost $12 and are available at

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