The events that occurred on August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, VA, fomenting racism, hatred and violence are unacceptable and intolerable. There is no place for racial hatred, bigotry or violent extremism in whatever shape within democratic and civil societies. We, members of the Lexington Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Committee, condemn and denounce unequivocally the actions of these groups and those who explicitly or implicitly support such hateful ideology.
Standing Together Against Racism
Sunday, August 20, 2017
The Lexington Clergy Association stood in solidarity with all those in our community who were horrified at the growth of racism, anti-Semitism and bigotry that was recently on display in Charlottesville. They believe that all citizens of our community need to be ready, willing and able to resist voices of hatred in our midst. To the hundreds of Lexington residents attending the vigil, they pledged to maintain vigilance in our community and to continue to raise the consciousness of the secular and faith-based members of our town about these evils that are growing in our midst.
On Monday, January 16 2017, the Town of Lexington commemorated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with its fourth annual family-friendly day of volunteer activities supporting the underserved. It was a fun and meaningful day. Almost 400 volunteers made a difference in the lives of more than 2,000 people. It's amazing what a community can do!
Events began at 9:00 am with an interfaith discussion about race at Grace Chapel (59 Worthen Road, Lexington). The discussion was sponsored by the Lexington Interfaith Clergy Association (LICA) and the Lexington Human Rights Council (LHRC). At 11:00 am, there was a Unity Walk from the Minuteman Statue on the Lexington Green to Cary Memorial Hall (1605 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington). The Opening Ceremony began at 11:30 am, where performers including Lexington literary performer Regie O'Hare Gibson and the SNAP Sing Along Chorus, shared the spirt of Dr. King's legacy and kicked off the day's service/volunteer opportunities.
Lexington MLK Day 2017 At A Glance
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