Recognizing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

In Community, Lifestyle by Sarah Hink

We are living in turbulent and divisive times. Regarding any hot button issue, it seems that so many people have drawn a line in the sand and are unwilling to engage in civil discourse. Sometimes, it is important to take a step back and consider the things that unify us instead of what divides us.

Monday, January 15, 2018 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a national holiday that serves to honor the birth and legacy of the famed civil rights activist. We believe that Dr. King’s legacy and his dream are universally applicable and are worthy of celebration.

Service Learning

One way of honoring Dr. King’s service to this nation is by volunteering. As he so aptly stated, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?” The Corporation for National and Community Service encourages people to take advantage of community service opportunities to honor Dr. King’s legacy. They direct potential volunteers to numerous North Carolina agencies, such as Habitat for Humanity, Triangle Pets Alive!, and the Disaster Accountability Project. In addition, organizations like Activate Good maintain a database of many local service opportunities in a wide range of topic areas.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events in North Carolina

In addition, throughout the month of January, leading up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, there are numerous events in North Carolina to commemorate and celebrate Dr. King. This includes events highlighted by The Triangle Martin Luther King Jr. Committee:

  • 38th Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony—January 12, 2018 (Friday) at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Gardens in Raleigh.
  • 38th Annual MLK, Jr. Triangle Interfaith Prayer Breakfast—January 15, 2018 (Monday) at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Research Triangle Park, which can also be seen on television on WRAL-TV and FOX 50.
  • 38th Annual MLK Jr. Memorial Day March—January 15, 2018 at 11 AM starting from the Capitol.
  • 38th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Evening Musical Celebration—January 15, 2018 at 5:30 PM at the Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts.

In addition, the University of North Carolina has plans throughout the week of January 15th to celebrate Dr. King and the dream.

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Sarah J. Hink
New Direction Family Law

New Direction Family Law
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