“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is this Monday, January 17, 2011. As the first national holiday of the year, it is also the national MLK Day of Service in honor of the esteemed social activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the MLK national holiday and a perfect time to remember the milestone achievements of the civil rights movement. We should also look ahead to what we can still do to work toward Dr. King’s dream of building a socially just world.
Show your appreciation of Dr. King’s vision and all he did for modern day civil rights by getting out in your community and making a difference! In honor of this great man and his legacy, this time around think of it as a “day on, not a day off.”
Click here to find local volunteer opportunities for the national service day.
If you’re interested in more details about Dr. King, the Seattle Times has a website featuring his biography, a timeline of his work and achievements, and photos.