On Monday, January 17, Liskow & Lewis observed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—a federal holiday celebrating the life and enduring legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through his life and work, Dr. King challenged all of us to play a role in increasing justice and in building a more perfect union. In honor of Dr. King’s legacy, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is recognized as a national day of service.
On Monday, several of the firm’s attorneys participated in service projects to commemorate the day. For example, in New Orleans, a group of Liskow attorneys participated in a 2022 MLK Day of Service Event in conjunction with City Year New Orleans, an organization aimed at addressing systemic inequities that disproportionately affect the City’s students of color and low-income students by increasing students’ access to learning environments and resources. Mark Latham, Tiffany Davis, Cristian Soler, Alec Andrade, and Hayley Landry picked up trash and debris in the neighborhoods surrounding Langston Hughes Academy. Additionally, Jared Nelson, Amy Lee, Vanessa Anseman, and George Arceneaux, attorneys in Liskow’s Lafayette office, observed the National Day of Service by participating in a community cleanup event hosted by the Eta Gamma Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African American men, organizes initiatives throughout the year to respond to timely issues affecting the African American community.
Liskow is proud to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and of its attorneys’ efforts to promote equity and justice both this past Monday and throughout the year.
For more information on Dr. King and his work, we have included some additional resources below:
LSU Libraries’ Resource on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
University of Houston Center for Diversity & Inclusion’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration (includes upcoming events commemorating Dr. King’s legacy)
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change
Stanford University’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Research & Education Institute
“Teaching a More Complete Picture of MLK,” January 7, 2022, Smithsonian Magazine