Livingston’s schools are off Monday, but dozens of students will go anyway in honor of Martin Luther King. They will join Livingston’s faith and community groups to pay tribute to the teachings of Dr. King during a day of action at Livingston High School.
For many, Martin Luther King Day is seen as an opportunity for communities and individuals to give back. In Livingston, the Committee for Diversity coordinates the efforts, providing an arena for altruistic acts and donations of sports equipment and art supplies, and gently-used clothing.
“Martin Luther King Day shouldn’t be a day off,” says Keith Hines, co-chairman of the event, his words echoing the national theme in honoring the slain civil rights leader with community service. “It should be a day on.”
The event begins at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 21 in the Livingston High School cafeteria.