My kindergartner paid homage to today’s holiday by yelling out a robust “Martin Luther King rules!” after realizing he was off from school and free to stay in his pajamas and watch Cartoon Network. The kids at Montclair’s Rand School, the family and environment magnet, will have a much different memory of today. For these kids, the holiday is a “day on,” rather than a day off. On the agenda, a speech from Jeffrey Fogel, legal director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, celebratory activities including mural painting of a fictional peace march, and packing bags of food to deliver to 50 homebound Montclair residents. For inspiration to serve, click here.

Liz George is the publisher of Montclair Local.