The City of Iowa City is partnering with several community-based organizations to host a day of celebration and service to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  

The celebration begins at 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, with a Unity March starting at Eastdale Plaza, 1700 S. 1st Ave. and ending at Mercer Park Aquatic Center, 2701 Bradford Dr.

Celebrations continue at Mercer Park with free haircuts by Transformations Salon and Spa, performances by the Jones Academy for Performing Arts and other community groups, family-friendly volunteer activities, and more. A free lunch will be served at noon.

Donations of outerwear apparel like hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and socks will be accepted to benefit area shelters.

These activities are being coordinated by the MLK Alliance Group, which is made up of local non-profits, individuals, and public, as well as private, service organizations. Events are supported by the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department, the Iowa City Human Rights Commission, and the Iowa City Police Department, and many other local organizations.

For more information, contact Special and Underserved Populations Recreation Supervisor RaQuishia Harrington at or 319-356-5228.


Date of publication

Tuesday, December 18, 2018