Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2022

Observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige, and even his life for the welfare of others.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 1963

As you know, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, January 17th, and we want to take a break from our regularly scheduled smile-related programming to highlight a few community events happening in NWA this MLK Day.  

For this week’s Facebook Live, Amy invited two special guests to share a few ideas on how we can best honor Dr. King’s legacy this year!  Both Caleb and Madison Henry are our patients, students at Fayetteville high school, and active members of the NWA MLK Dream Keepers.  The Dream Keepers is a youth organization committed to celebrating and commemorating the legacy of Dr. King through community service, cultural awareness, and a commitment to non-violence.  

How can I get involved this year?

We want to highlight a few ways you can support the NWA MLK Dream Keepers and honor Dr. King’s legacy this year.  Check out these ideas!

  1. Attend the 26th Annual Recommitment Banquet on January 15th at 6 p.m.
  2. Dream Keepers Youth Breakfast on January 17th at 8 a.m.
  3. Commit to a few hours of community service with an organization of your choice this Monday, January 17th!

*All NWA MLK Dream Keepers events will be held virtually this year.

Caleb and Madison want to remind us of the purpose of this holiday. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his work, we can choose to serve our community, reflect on how we can improve the lives of our neighbors, and remember the powerful tool of love. 

We encourage each of you to join us in honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s impact and legacy by looking for ways to support and better our community. 

For those interested in learning more about MLK Day, here are a few of our favorite resources:

  1. I Have a Dream by Kadir Nelson
  2. Love Will See You Through by Angela Farris Watkins
  3. March On by Christine King Farris

For more information on the Dream Keepers, check out their website!