January 15, 2010

A Day On, Not a Day Off

On January, 18, 2010, people of all ages and backgrounds will come together to improve lives, bridge social barriers, and move our nation closer to the “Beloved Community” that Dr. King envisioned. Dr. Martin Luther King devoted his life’s work to causes of equality and social justice. He taught that through nonviolence and service to one another, problems such as hunger and homelessness, prejudice and discrimination can be overcome. Dr. King’s teachings can continue to guide us in addressing our nation’s most pressing needs -- poverty, economic insecurity, job loss and education

Points of Light Institute and HandsOn Network have partnered to create a virtual community for the hundreds of thousands of Americans volunteering this Monday, January 18 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

There’s something for everyone. For those of you who will be busy helping out in your communities, you can find volunteer opportunities – or create your own – by visiting the website.

For those in work or in school on Monday, there are a variety of discussion topics and toolkits you can download to create a dialogue with those around you. Finally, there is a jam-packed day of live dialogues and video feeds from around the country that you can watch throughout the day.

How will you choose to spend your MLK Day? Share your thoughts and ideas in the comments below!

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