By Amanda Gambill
Even though our office is closed today in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we won’t be using that as an excuse to sleep in, catch up on Netflix or shop. Instead, our staff is honoring Dr. King by participating in the MLK Day of Service through various community-centric ways. There’s no shortage of opportunities to spend the day. Here’s a look at some activities around town:
Jump-start your holiday by joining our pro bono client Barefoot Camp at the Barefoot 5K, an event to honor MLK and past and future generations who advocate for civil rights. Entry fees provide scholarships for the Barefoot Republic Camp.
Not up for a run? Grab a paintbrush and join more than 800 volunteers with pro bono client Hands On Nashville on the MLK Day of Service to improve and beautify Metro Parks community centers across the city. Participate in Nashville’s annual MLK Day March and Convocation, or if you’re in the area, join MP&F partner Andrew Maraniss at Tennessee State University during his keynote discussing “Strong Inside,” the story of Perry Wallace, the first African-American athlete in the SEC.
End your day by celebrating the importance of diversity and the civil rights movement with us by watching “Selma,” a film depicting the 1965 marches that led to the Voting Rights Act.
Our staff is committed to doing great work, and that extends to community service in Nashville. So, will we see you around town? Let us know your plans in the comments.