Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.


So many times when I have a day off from school (like today) I am so thankful that I have that extra hour in the morning and the leisure time in the afternoon, that I forget to really think about why I had that day off in the first place. Since today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I just want to take a minute, apart from all the perks of a day off, to think about and celebrate MLK, a man whose dream has shaped the United States. So, in the spirit of the day, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr.:

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

I hope, in sharing this, during your day off you will choose love and maybe pass on an act of kindness to another! There are lots of ways that you can spread the love— Hold the door for someone. Pay a stranger a complement. Leave a larger-than-average tip. More ideas? Check out randomactsofkindness.org You do not even have to limit this to your day off, in the true spirit of MLK incorporate love and kindness into your day-to-day!

In addition, UNC’s division of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs will be hosting a series of events all week to celebrate MLK’s legacy and commemorate his ideals. Check out one or more of this week’s events.

Monday, January 16
Day for Service MLK
Youth Leadership Program
Rally,March, Service
Unity Dinner
“He Was a Poem, He Was a Song”

Tuesday, January 17Candlelight Vigil
31st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture by Andrew Young and Presentation of the 29th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship

Wednesday, January 18Kappa Omicron chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.’s Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical contest

Thursday, January 19Quiz Bowl
Popular Movements: A Panel Discussion

Friday, January 20Screening of documentary “Precious knowledge”
“I, Too, Sing America”

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