Aum hosting a breakfast in honor of MLK Jr.

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.

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