Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dear CSN Family,

Today, we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his lifetime of work in pursuit of his dream of equality and justice for all. At CSN we remember his prophetic words that are as relevant today as they were during his life, “When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds of despair … let us remember that there is a creative force in this universe … a power that is able to make a way out of no way and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows. Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.”

Martin Luther King Jr. lived through a period of social injustice, political cynicism, and economic disparity that is reminiscent of contemporary events. Yet he showed us that the way forward was through courage, action, and hope.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday is the only federal holiday that is also dedicated as a national day of service. I encourage all of us to commit to engage in community service and to reflect on his vision during these times of adversity in our great country.

Federico Zaragoza
College of Southern Nevada

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