The third week of January 2021 is well underway! This past Monday marked MLK Day, an annual day of service that honors Dr. King’s legacy. This federal holiday is an important one, and can serve as a great opportunity to start conversations about the systemic racism that continues to impact our societies to this day. However, it is crucial to remember that giving back should never be limited to individual holidays. Rather, we should be doing our part year-round whenever we have the means, and commit ourselves to a lifetime of learning.
Below, we’ve detailed some of the ways you can honor this special day each year and how to continue making a difference once it has passed. To learn more, you can also visit the AmeriCorps website and check out our previous post about supporting the Black community in the fight against racial inequality.