On Monday, January 16th, we as a nation honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We honor Dr. King for his courage to stand up and speak out against injustice with incisive and captivating oratory, as well as civil disobedience. Dr. King helped organize and unify people, black and white, rich and poor, by peacefully demonstrating against prejudice and bigotry, to help ensure everyone’s civil rights.
Dr. King marched, was beaten and went to jail for his beliefs that, “people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom.”
We should truly honor Dr. King’s legacy by taking some time on January 16th, to show that more advocacy on the issues of civil rights, social injustice and workers’ rights needs to be done.
I encourage you to get involved in some way. You can support those protesting on that day. You could also volunteer at one of the many community service projects http://www.mlkdayofservice.org/, or come up with your own creative social response in honor of Dr. King’s legacy.