“Do Something: Historic” commemorates Martin Luther King, Jr., presidential inauguration

On the eve of Barack Obama’s inauguration, Business Volunteers Unlimited Maryland (BVU) will celebrate this historic moment with Do Something: Historic, a commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy of community service. From 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Jan. 19, Baltimore professionals will enjoy inspirational performances and a dialogue about volunteerism in America. Do Something: Historic will be held at the Frederick Douglass Isaac Myers Maritime Museum in Fells Point, Baltimore.

Guests at Do Something: Historic will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the presidential inauguration and the national call for community service with a performance by nationally-traveled spoken-word poetry duo and social activists, The 5th L. Howard County Councilman Dr. Calvin Ball will lead an inspiring dialogue about volunteer involvement in neighborhood revitalization and the integral role of community engagement in America. Following the formal program, guests will meet representatives from six local nonprofits through BVU’s “Speed Volunteering,” during which they can explore volunteer opportunities in Baltimore.

Do Something: Historic will also include cocktails and light fare.

Registration for Do Something: Historic is required. Contact Diana Chen at (410) 366-6030 ext. 216 to register.

The 5th L
The 5th L is a Baltimore-based, spoken-word poetry group made up of David Ross/Native Son and Femi Lawal/The Dri Fish. The duo has released three full-length, well received albums and has performed around the country at festivals, clubs, concerts and more than 50 colleges. As a duo and band, they have shared stages with international recording artists such as Musiq Soulchild, Saul Williams, Ursula Rucker, Raheem DeVaughn, The Last Poets, Fertile Ground, Jaguar Wright and KRS-One.

Dr. Calvin Ball
The Honorable Calvin Ball has represented District 2 in Howard County since 2006, and is the youngest Chairperson of the Council in Howard County history. He was the first community organizer in Howard County, facilitating neighborhood revitalization in the Village of Oakland Mills. He was named Howard County Chamber of Commerce’s Educator of the Year, and launched Howard County’s first Annual Financial Literacy Summit. Dr. Ball also played an active role in the Obama Campaign.

Do Something: Historic
Do Something: Historic is part of BVU’s Do Something series, which provides education and resources for volunteerism throughout the region.

Do Something: Historic is made possible through the support of Target.

About Business Volunteers Unlimited Maryland (BVU)
Business Volunteers Unlimited Maryland is a nonprofit organization that strengthens the community by connecting people and businesses with the organizations that need their help. BVU coordinates volunteer activities, trains and places business professionals on nonprofit boards of directors, and provides board consulting and training services to nonprofits.

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