Ball to celebrate MLK

Thousands Occupy the Mall in 1968 for Equality

For those looking to celebrate the holiday or simply avoid a lazy day at home, here are some events in and around UNF for students to participate in. In his executive order, Baker said the declaration was not only a tribute to King's contributions to equality for all, but is a reminder that every day we can all play a part in continuing his critical work.

"Each year hundreds of local residents are inspired to carry the principles of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. forward through a day of community action with fellow non-profits and the faith based community to offer a range of exciting options", states Volunteer Center Mobilization Coordinator Christina Thurston.

"He was a remarkable advocate for change for all people of colour in America, including Indian Country", Baker said in a statement.

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The M.L. King program speaker will be Gerald A. Griggs, chair of the Criminal Justice Committee for the Georgia NAACP. Indeed, even today we have not permitted ourselves to reject or feel remorse for this shameful episode.

Community members are encouraged to register in advance online but they can also join on the day of at the MLK Day of Service Celebration from 12-3 PM at Santa Cruz Bible Church (440 Frederick St. Santa Cruz).

The Hickory Public Library, the Patrick Beaver Memorial main facility and the Ridgeview Branch, will be closed for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. "Through our deeds, we honor Dr. King's legacy". Volunteers will meet at Edwards Waters College on January 15 for refreshments and a rally before venturing out to their projects.

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