Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Legacy at the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Luncheon
“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1968.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a cornerstone to the Civil Rights movement, inspired and led generations to end injustice. By tirelessly promoting progress through nonviolent demonstrations, Dr. King became an international figure for equality. His life and legacy is honored each year, on the third Monday of January.
For the past 33 years, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission has hosted a regional celebration in honor of Dr. King. This year, the celebration will take place on Monday, January 15, 2018, at the Lansing Center. The Credit Union is proud to support the Commission and its dedication to upholding Dr. King’s legacy. The 2018 event is centered on Dr. King’s proclamation that, “we must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”
Each year, an essay contest is held in conjunction with the event. The contest tasks high school students with writing reflections related to the event’s theme, along with reflections on their own experiences or visions. During the event, five students are selected as winners and are awarded scholarships. In addition to the awards ceremony, there will be two keynote speakers: Honorary Chairperson, Mark McDaniel, President and CEO of Cinnaire, and Freedom Rider, Dr. Diane Nash, Co-Founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee at Fisk University.
The Credit Union strongly believes in cultivating and supporting diversity. As an organization, we welcome unique perspectives and believe they are critical to success. We are more than pleased to support the Commission in its effort to engage with our young community members, while teaching them about Dr. King’s vision. To learn more about the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission please click here.