Bedford Embraces Diversity

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Day of Learning & Service

Bedford Embraces Diversity and the Bedford Interfaith Clergy Network are partnering to plan an expanded community day of learning and service in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 20, 2020. For the first time, the commemoration will include a community service component, with a choice of activities that reflect Dr. King’s message. Theme for the day is, “Who’s My Neighbor?”

The program will begin at 9:30 a.m. (doors open at 9 am) at the First Church of Christ, Congregational, with a light breakfast, followed by inspirational remarks by the Rev. Vernon K. Walker. The speaker is affiliated with Berachah Church in Dorchester and is a leader in social justice and climate action.


Participants will then have the option of joining one of the community service projects, some of which will be offsite. Organizers are fine-tuning the projects, which will be announced in advance. People will have the opportunity to register ahead of time.

Admission will be $5, covering the breakfast, plus a suggested donation of paper towels, tissues or toiletries for the Middlesex Community College food bank. 

Our Mission Statement

  • Educate the community about the diverse cultural, religious, racial, and gender groups that make up Bedford’s population.
  • Take actions showing that Bedford stands on the side of respecting all individuals and not on the side of bullying, hate, or violence.
  • Celebrate the wonderful benefits of living in a community like Bedford that is so rich in diversity.