How Can We Prevent MLK Day Service from Diluting Its Own Urgency?


We are excited to share an illuminating piece by David Eisner, CEO of Repair the World. In his article, David discusses the importance of promoting MLK Day service that keeps the broader picture of racial justice and civil rights in focus.

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words resonate today as much as ever. They are direct. They call us to action. And, above all, they propel us to look past our satisfaction with what we changed yesterday, and to increase our attention to what needs to change tomorrow.

On MLK Day 2016, in communities across America, social justice leaders will call on students, citizens and businesses to “Make It a Day On, Not a Day Off” — and more than 500,000 people will respond by participating in volunteer service. 

Read the full article on The Forward.