Live the Dream
"Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve."
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.January 19, 2015 marks
the 29th 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 ten
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.
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:
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
Six Principles of Nonviolence
Six Steps for Nonviolent Social Change
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