A look at some events and ideas for a day of service in memory of Dr. King’s work.
By Gregory Pings, manager, Content Marketing, Xerox
January 20 will mark the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday in the United States. It’s an opportunity, according to MLKDay.gov, for Americans to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. The website notes: “The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community.”
The Day of Service lasts for much more than a day. Here’s a look at some of the ways that people around the U.S. honor Dr. King and his cause for equality. Of course, not all events were publicized on Twitter. For instance, the Rochester Black Employees Association – a caucus of Xerox employees in Monroe County, New York – is hosting its Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Luncheon today (January 17). The sold out event will acknowledge three leaders who, in keeping with Dr. King’s legacy of service, have left their mark on Xerox and the Rochester community.
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“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”
— Auburn University (@AuburnU) January 13, 2014
— IRI (@IRIweb) January 16, 2014
— Six Words from SMITH (@sixwords) January 13, 2014
— Ferris State Univ. (@FerrisState) December 30, 2013
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— Johnny Funcheap (@johnnyfuncheap) January 14, 2014
— flipsidepa (@flipsidepa) January 14, 2014
Service to Community
“… whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant …” – Matthew 20:26
— MLK Day (@MLKDay) November 25, 2013
— McLean Institute UM (@McLeanUM) January 13, 2014
— HandsOn Network (@HandsOnNetwork) January 14, 2014
— Points of Light (@PointsofLight) January 14, 2014
— GiveanHour (@GiveAnHour) January 13, 2014
— United We Serve (@ServeDotGov) January 14, 2014
Take a Stand
“How long? Not long, because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “Our God is Marching On!
— The King Center (@KingCenterATL) January 5, 2014