A Day On, Not a Day Off

Friday, January 15, 2010

The University of West Georgia will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 18, and will reopen on Tuesday, January 19. Faculty and staff wish everyone a safe and productive holiday. The University of West Georgia will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 18, and will reopen on Tuesday, January 19. Faculty and staff wish everyone a safe and productive holiday.

Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service in 1994. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the King Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a day on, not a day off. 

The King Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, addresses social problems and moves citizens closer to MLK’s vision of a “beloved community.”

Projects taking place across the nation on the MLK Day of Service will address the challenges facing many American families, from hunger and homelessness to poverty and education inequality. To see what service projects have been created throughout the country, go to www.Serve.gov/mlkday.

To hear the “I Have a Dream” speech, go to www.mlkonline.net/dream.html.