Here’s what’s happening today, Jan. 18, in the 914, according to Westchester Woman:
1.) Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Today we celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. a civil rights leader who used?nonviolent civil disobedience as a?means of protest to fight racial discrimination until he was assassinated for his beliefs and efforts in 1968.
King, a Baptist minister, was the youngest man to ever receive the Nobel Peace prize in 1964; and lead 200,000 people in a march to the Lincoln Memorial?where gave his famous “I have a dream” speech, which is credited with helping to pass the Civil Rights Act, which bans discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
He also led the Montgomery Bus Boycott that lead the Supreme Court to rule that segregation on buses was illegal; and is credited with helping to end segregation in?parts of the South.?For more on King’s accomplishments visit?thekingcenter.org. You can also check out the Westchester Martin Luther King Jr. Institute?for Nonviolence?here.
Here‘s a list of MLK events happening in Westchester. You can listen to King’s famous “I have a dream” speech below, tell us in the comments what your dream is for this world.
2.) It’s cookie?time people, as Girl Scout cookie season has officially begun in?Westchester folks!
If you haven’t seen the Girl Scout’s Facebook page yet, it’s pretty hilarious.
If you haven’t completely given up on your New Years Resolutions, then Westchester’s StacyKnows has a hot tip for you. She tells us the serving sizes and what cookies have the most and least calories?in them. Check out her post here.
When you buy Girl Scout cookies from your?daughter, niece or neighbor’s kid, you’re teaching them some big life lessons that they might not be learning in school, such as:
- Goal Setting
- Decision Making
- Money Management
- People Skills
- Business Ethics
Proceeds from cookies goes directly to the local council and troops, or they can donate the money to a good cause or use it to fund a project to improve the local community.
3.) Today’s headlines:
- Light Snow Leads to Crashes During Morning Commute
- Westchester’s Rooney Mara Gets Oscar Nod For ‘Carol’
- Westchester Jewish Community Services To Hold Annual Gala
- Hawthorne Theater Drops Final Curtain