About the Event
At the Coliseum in 1964, Dr. King passionately and persuasively addressed 15,000 Angelenos on the issues of race relations and human dignity.
In 1994, Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, which transformed Martin Luther King Jr. Day into a national day dedicated to volunteer service in honor of Dr. King’s legacy.
In 2024, L.A. Works will continue our long tradition of honoring Dr. King’s legacy by organizing the MLK 2024 Volunteer Festival: Take Action to Support our Beloved Community. This event for thousands of volunteers at the Los Angeles Coliseum will feature hands-on activities for participants to address needs within the areas of:
- Education Equity
- Food Insecurity
- Economic Opportunity
Join L.A. Works in honoring Dr. King on his birthday along with thousands of Angelenos at the Coliseum who are taking action to support our Beloved Community!