Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Dear Cabrini community,

The Cabrini University offices will be closed on Monday, January 18, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, in honor of one of this nation’s most influential social advocates and one who continues to inspire others more than 50 years after his death. I encourage you to spend the day participating in acts of service and reflecting on Dr. King’s life and carrying on his legacy of love, compassion, and the fierce pursuit of justice.

The Wolfington Center and the Office of University Diversity Initiatives have organized a virtual MLK presentation session from 11:30am to 1pm on Monday. The event invites discussion around excerpted readings of four of Dr. King’s essential speeches and works, analyzing their contemporary relevance and identifying opportunities for channeling service and activism in our community. You can register for the Wolfington Center event here.

Please see our guide to additional MLK Day service opportunities for more ways to get involved.

Dr. King’s fight for justice and equity continues today. Looking at the totality of Dr. King’s activism—both the calls for unity and the demands for change—helps us to understand the work that must yet be done to improve our society and ensure an equitable environment for everyone in the Cabrini community.

Donald B. Taylor, PhD
President

Additional Articles:

https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/when-martin-luther-king-jr-became-a-leader

https://www.forbes.com/sites/francesbridges/2019/01/21/5-leadership-lessons-from-dr-martin-luther-king-jr/?sh=46b23f43279f

A Tribute to MLK by the late John Lewis (from 2018):

https://time.com/5087349/why-getting-into-trouble-is-necessary-to-make-change/?linkId=62597180

https://www.hbs.edu/news/articles/Pages/leadership-lessons-mlk.aspx

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