MLK, Jr. Day of Service – Jan. 19

MLKDr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'”

Make MLK a day ON! Local events and ideas are plentiful.

  • “Six Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 2015,” Hilltown Families Blog, Published January 13, 2015″No matter what kind of activity you choose to do to celebrate MLK Day, it’s important to be sure that your family shares an understanding of the significance of the act. Of course, children will need to know some of the history behind the holiday, but the amount of depth with which they understand it will vary based on their age. In addition to learning about Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and accomplishments, try to identify together some of the themes threaded through his work. A discussion of the importance of kindness and gratitude alongside an examination of your family’s role within the community can be especially useful – children will be inspired to find ways to share some of King’s big ideas with those around them. Once your family is inspired, transfer their enthusiasm into accomplishments and further learning!” (read more)
  • MLK Day of Service
    The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President’s national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems.
    For more info, visit: http://www.nationalservice.gov/special-initiatives/days-service/martin-luther-king-jr-day-service-0
  • 31st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast, January 17, 2015, 8:30 am-12:00 pm
    The Town of Amherst honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the 31st annual Community Breakfast. For more info, visit: http://www.umass.edu/events/31st-annual-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-amherst
  • Amherst Survival Center Benefit – Supper, Story & Song, January 19, 2014 – 6:00 pm
    Amherst College will host a community dinner benefiting the Amherst Survival Center and reflecting the values of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event will feature a story by Christopher Tamasi ’15 and songs by the Zumbyes, the Sabrinas, the Bluestockings and a string quartet. Tickets, which cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door, are available at the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce and A.J. Hastings.
    For more information, visit: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/calendar/events/node/589695

Image source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephanie-penn/celebrate-the-dream_b_4632432.html

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