After careful consideration, the Interfaith Breakfast – previously scheduled to take place January 17, 2022, to kickoff the MLK Day of Service – has been canceled in the interest of health and safety of the community.
“The Interfaith Breakfast is very special to our community and means a lot to me,” said City of Norman Mayor Breea Clark. “However, it is out of an abundance of caution due to the rise of COVID cases and our commitment to the safety of the community that we must take this action. We appreciate the understanding of our citizens and supporting agencies.”
Coinciding activities for Norman’s Day of Service – outdoor park cleanups – are still set to occur. Interested citizens may sign up to participate at signupgenius.com/go/mlkcleanup.
In 1994, the United States Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, which transformed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day into a day dedicated to volunteer service in honor of Dr. King’s legacy. This initiative is observed by communities and organizations across the nation each year. Learn more about its background and history at https://americorps.gov/newsroom/events/mlk-day.