By:  Matthew Nolan, Intern*

Each year, many of us review our calendars eagerly anticipating federal holidays. When we were in school we looked to see if we had any days off during a particular month. Though Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is one of those days that we get off; we are often blinded by our excitement for a welcome respite that we do not reflect on the meaning and the legacy behind the day.

This year, January 18th honors, and celebrates Dr. King’s tireless efforts to advance racial and social equality. This day should reflect the ideals of service, courage, truth, and justice; the very ideals that have become synonymous with Dr. King. Here at Team Grosso, we strive to uphold all of these values, but that is simply not enough.  The purpose of this day is to get everyone to pledge to these values through continued acts of service.

Although much around the world has changed, we still need to take many steps forward if we are to realize Dr. King’s dream. To honor his legacy, Team Grosso will participate in the Tenth Annual MLK Peace Walk on Monday, January 18th at 11:00a. 

Team Grosso is challenging you to do something, not just on MLK Day but beyond, to uphold the ideals and values of Martin Luther King, Jr. Below, we have listed a few events taking place around the city, that we hope you will consider.  Wishing you a safe and happy weekend!

Tenth Annual MLK Peace Walk and Parade 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016


2500 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., SE


Beautification Day at the MLK Memorial

Saturday, January 16, 2016


MLK Memorial

1964 Independence Ave., SW, 20227


 MLK Day of Service to Clean up Pope Branch

Monday, January 18, 2016


Fairlawn Ave., SE & M Place, 20020


MLK Day of Service with City Year

Monday, January 18, 2016


Ballou High School

Hart Middle School

Simon Elementary School


*This post is part of an ongoing series of posts by Councilmember Grosso’s staff to support professional development. All posts are approved and endorsed by Councilmember Grosso.

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