Just as most people can agree upon the fact that milk and cookies are a perfect complement, Martin Luther King, Jr. and “inspirational” automatically seem to fit together. To say he was brave and spoke up for what he truly believed – even if it meant rocking the boat – is an understatement. His efforts to change the lives of millions of people had an immeasurable positive impact on our society.
Dr. King’s philosophy was to strive for equality and initiate non-violent change in resistant and turbulent conditions. In January of 1983, a national holiday to remember his legacy was created. Martin Luther King, Jr. greatly influenced the world in which we live, and we can all make our mark for the better!
To honor this day of serving the community, Georgia Southern Eagles will be given the chance to participate in two special programs. On Wednesday, February 18th, renowned journalist and former NPR program host Michele Norris will be speaking at 7 PM at the Performing Arts Center (PAC) on campus. Starting January 16th, the University Wellness Program will be hosting the Voice Your Dream Project. You will have the opportunity to let the world (or at least the Georgia Southern campus) see and be inspired by your goals and aspirations. You can write your dreams on Post-Its by the main stairwell in the Henderson Library or on the Aquatics window at the RAC.
In the words of MLK, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘what are you doing for others?’” Any holiday which involves a reprieve from school is wonderful, but we must not lose sight of the true message of MLK Day – having the courage to strive to make the world a better place. Keep on dreamin’ on, Eagle Nation!