Martin Luther King, Jr Day is Monday 1/18 - Newtown Moms

Tomorrow is Martin Luther King Jr Day and if you’re looking for ways to teach or start the conversation with your children about Dr. King, civil rights, and anti-racism a few ideas are listed below.


Local Events

Where Do We Stand? Racial Justice in Southbury (Virtual Event)


25th Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration, Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield (Virtual Event)
This celebration honors the legacy of the civil rights leader, with an awards ceremony, speakers, & performers.


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Week, Westport Country Playhouse


Greater Waterbury NCAAP Presents a Day of Service
Meet at Jonathan E. Reed School at 1:15PM and march to The MLK Jr. Park. At the park prayer, speeches, singing and more will be included. For more information, please contact Dwayne Pittman, Jr at 203-695-6034 to LaToya Ireland at 203-592-5142.


New Britain Museum of American Arts, 56 Lexington Street, New Britain
Free admission on Monday, as well as a week of events both in person and on Zoom


Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Avenue, New Haven
All events will take place on Zoom and be broadcast on the Museum’s YouTube & Facebook page.

Day of Service

With food insecurity a major challenge for local food banks, consider donating to an organization like The FAITH Food Pantry here in town or the United Way of Western CT.


You can also visit here to search for local volunteer opportunities.

Books, Activities, & Crafts for Kids

  • For age appropriate books, check out the recommendations from @HereWeeRead, @theBrownBookcase, and @theconsciouskid.
  • Access Hoopla via your local library for more selections.
  • Discuss hopes and dreams with your children. Talk about how you can make the world a better place for all.
  • Pinterest has many ideas for crafts & activities for all ages.

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