Following the morning ceremony of the 57th Presidential Inauguration on Capitol Hill today, coinciding with the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, the San Jose African American Community Service Agency (AACSA) will be hosting its 33rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. luncheon at the home of innovation in Silicon Valley.
The luncheon theme, “Committed to be a Change Agent,” honors the legacy of the late African-American Civil Rights leader and will include different types of entertainment, the National Anthem, a color guard and a keynote speaker said AACSA Chairman Bobby Gasper.
AACSA is a non-profit organization that serves as a culture and support center for the African-American community and surrounding populations. Membership to AACSA is open to everyone and depending on membership levels, benefits include discounts on events like today’s luncheon, the annual Juneteenth event, and other community services.
The United States first observed the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday in 1986 and since then, it is a day that has come to be known as a National Day of Service.
Equally, it was also during President Barack Obama’s first term that he linked the National Day of Service to United We Serve, the President’s nationwide service initiative.
People interested in making meaningful change in their locales can incorporate the MLK National Day of Service into their lives throughout the year by visiting the Presidential Inaugural Committee’s website www.2013pic.org and make a pledge to serve in the community today and beyond.
For more information about AACSA and the 33rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. luncheon visit: http://www.sjaacsa.org/mlkluncheon/home.asp.