January 16, 2014 at 6:55 AM
LIVINGSTON, NJ - Livingston’s schools will be closed on Martin Luther King Day, but dozens of students will go there any way in honor of Martin Luther King. They will do so by joining Livingston’s faith and community groups to pay tribute to the teachings of Dr. King, during a day of action at Livingston High School. The event will begin at 10 a.m., on Monday, January 20, in the Livingston High School cafeteria.
For many, Martin Luther King Day is seen as an opportunity for communities and individuals to give back. In Livingston, the Committee for Diversity coordinates the efforts, providing an arena for altruistic acts and donations.
“Martin Luther King Day shouldn’t be a day off,” says Keith Hines, co-chairman of the event, his words echoing the national theme in honoring the slain civil rights leader with community service. “It should be a day on.”