AFFIRMATION OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.’S BIRTHDAY

RESOLUTION NO. 29, 2020-2021

WHEREAS, January 18, 2021, is a national holiday in honor of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was universally recognized as a proponent of nonviolence in the pursuit of freedom and justice in the United States; and
WHEREAS, this great American is an international symbol of freedom; and
WHEREAS, his dream was of America as a country without prejudice and bigotry where people would be accepted based on their actions and not on the color of their skin; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., firmly believed that the road which led to justice, equality, and a new sense of dignity for millions of Black people opened for all Americans a new era of progress and hope; and
WHEREAS, the celebration of his birthday reminds all of us to ensure that we preserve a nation which practices equality for all;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Governing Board of the Elk Grove Unified School District, that January 18, 2021, be affirmed a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be distributed to every school in the District.

Christopher R. Hoffman
Secretary to the Board of Education