Monday, Jan. 17 is the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
This day celebrates King’s life, legacy and teachings. His values and example offer us all an abundance of hope and countless lessons in humanity. Among them: To bring light when there is darkness; bring love when there is hate; to come together when there is separation; to seek peace when there is war.
The holiday is a day for celebration, education and tribute. Above all, it is a day of service—offering what you can—wherever people need some help. I encourage you to serve your communities and seek out ways to make a strong impact and enhance others’ quality of life.
It is also an important reminder for us all to continue to actively learn about and to act in Dr. King’s legacy. However you may choose to celebrate this day, I encourage you to embrace Dr. King’s teachings as a lifestyle and make an intentional effort to live in his dream.
Madison College's Truax campus will host a Martin Luther King Celebration on Saturday, Jan. 15 in the Redsten Gymnasium. Special recognition and performances will be held in conjunction with the WolfPack men’s and women's basketball games (starting at 1 and 3 p.m.) with Waubonsee Community College. These events surrounding the games will be held to continue Dr. King’s work for racial equality. Events include a presentation honoring two individuals for their work to improve the community, as well as performances from:
- The Black Star Drum Line
- The Dynamic Badgerettes majorette dance team
- Styles Defined Crew (SDC)
I encourage you to attend and show your support.
This holiday provides us all with an opportunity to reflect on the values and behaviors we must model for our students and colleagues. May Dr. King and his legacy serve as inspiration to you as we begin our spring semester.
Jack E. Daniels, III, Ph.D.
Madison College President