Live the Dream
"Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve."
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 21, 2013 marks the 27th anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday. In 1994, Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act observing this day as a national day of service - "A Day On! Not a Day Off." For the last eight years, the Waukesha County Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Day committee has taken the lead in planning activities to honor Dr. King's call to service. Get more information on Waukesha County and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Our mission is to bring all our communities together to celebrate, raise awareness of, and live the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his vision of tolerance, acceptance, unity, peace, and social justice. In partnership with businesses, schools, non-profit organizations, churches, municipalities, and other community groups, we will promote activities which:
- Provide education,
- Support service to others,
- Recognize champions who promote diversity,
- Bring people together to increase acceptance and understanding.
For more information and resources on this national day of service, click the image above.
For information and resources on civil rights and fighting hate and bigotry, visit the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The SPLC is internationally known for their innovative Teaching Tolerance program which produces and distributes - free of charge - documentary films, books, lesson plans and other materials that promote tolerance and respect in our nation's schools.
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