Justice Remembered: A Day of Service for MLK Day

Today as we celebrate what would have been the 91st birthday of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, our thoughts turn to the question he asked so eloquently.In 1957 at Dexter Ave Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, he said “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?’”For more than thirty-one years the AIDS Law Project has been trying to make a difference by ensuring that people have access to healthcare and affordable housing, and the right to live fully enfranchised lives.For Dr. King , the call to service was a way to conquer self-centeredness and develop meaningful, integrated lives. An opportunity to better oneself and one’s community at the same time.As we go to this holiday weekend, we encourage you to answer Dr. King’s call, and find what you’re doing to make a difference.Maybe you will volunteer with one of the many legal service non-profits in the Philadelphia area, or volunteer for your Day of Service with a local AIDS health organization. There are many opportunities for an individual to serve, but in the end it’s all of us that must commit to doing something for others.What better birthday gift could there be for the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.?