At ASAP, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a time for us to put more than just words behind our racial justice goals: it is a day to ACT. MLK’s Dream remains a powerful vision of the just and equitable world we want to live in. Take action with us to build that world.
We believe it’s possible to transform into a society where we all share the power and prosperity of climate-resilient ecosystems, communities, and economies. This MLK Day, take a step toward the change needed to make it happen. Check out these opportunities for virtual and in-person service and learning.
Find a service opportunity: Find an opportunity near you through one of these organizations: AmeriCorps, Idealist, Just Serve, California Volunteers, MENTOR, Volunteer.gov (National Park Service), and VolunteerMatch.
Donate or apply to the ASAP JEDI Fund: Awards from the JEDI Fund provide financial support for members to engage in professional development and capacity-building activities and provide compensation to people for their time as they contribute to ASAP’s programs. Since its launch in April 2021, 13 adaptation professionals have received awards from ASAP’s JEDI Fund. Learn more about how this fund is uplifting ASAP Members and the field.
Share your service activities with the ASAP Network: Are you participating in a virtual or in-person community service activity in honor of MLK Day? Share the opportunity, share some pics, or share what you learned via the ASAP #JEDI Slack Channel or tag us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.
Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) connections and resources from across the ASAP network and beyond can prepare you to accelerate and hold transformational change in your professional and personal life.
Black Lives Matter in a Changing Climate – Williams College
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 | 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET | Free | Virtual
Williams College’s 2022 MLK Day programming on the theme “Black Lives Matter in a Changing Climate” features a webinar with environmental justice advocate Wawa Gatheru.
JEDI ASAP Committee Resource Library
Did you know? ASAP has tons of resources for adaptation professionals on integrating JEDI into their work and life.