Tomorrow marks the 25th anniversary of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, and Americans across the nation will honor the life and work of Dr. King by participating in service projects in their communities. At Comcast, employees have been encouraged to tap into their spirit of giving and make MLK Day a "day on, not a day off" by volunteering with organizations hosting projects, like our community partner City Year. If you're looking for a service project in your community, check out All For Good online, where you can find local volunteer opportunities.
Prior to MLK Day, our employees had the opportunity to learn more about the work of Dr. King in a panel discussion at our corporate headquarters in Philadelphia that was made available to all employees virtually. I joined a group of several esteemed Philadelphia leaders in education, media, and the clergy who sat on the panel, including:
- Dr. Arlene Ackerman, Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia
- Pat Coulter, President & CEO of Urban League Philadelphia
- Dr. Kevin R. Johnson, Senior Pastor of Bright Hope Baptist Church and Morehouse Alum
- E. Steven Collins of Radio One (moderator)
The leaders shared their perspectives on the life and legacy of Dr. King and provided some thought-provoking dialogue for our employees, and an impressive group of students from the Philadelphia High School of Creative and Performing Arts read inspiring excerpts from Dr. King speeches. You can share this special experience by watching the video below.