AUM to host MLK Day breakfast

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - How do you plan to spend Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 17?

Auburn University at Montgomery invites you to attend its Martin Luther King Jr. Reflections

Breakfast and day of service, starting at 9 a.m. in room 231 of the university's Taylor

Center. The theme of the event is "A Day On, Not a Day Off," reflecting a larger national

movement to redefine MLK Day as a day to give back to the community.

"We believe that Dr. King would want us to honor him through a day of reflecting, sharing

and serving, rather than just having a day off," said Timothy Spraggins, assistant provost

for diversity at AUM.

The breakfast will start at 9 a.m., when AUM students, administrators and faculty will reflect

on King's teachings and how we can use these insights to make our communities more

inclusive, just and safe. Ellen Brooks, Montgomery County district attorney, will serve as

keynote speaker. Following the breakfast, groups will spend the afternoon volunteering at

local shelters and service organizations.

Admission is free and open to the public but reservations are required. To sign up, call

334-244-3904 or visit <>.