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AUBURN, AL (WTVM) -

Auburn University is recognizing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a weeklong series of special events, and you are invited to participate.

King Week will begin by honoring Dr. King's legacy of public service.

An Auburn Serves Volunteer Fair will be held Thursday morning from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and provide information about opportunities on how to get involved in community improvement efforts.

"The connection with King week is that was really part of his message, people should serve their communities and become involved in ways that were possible and doesn't necessarily mean that what he was suggesting is that time is important, not so much your money, but time," explains Paulette Patterson Dilworth, AU Assistant VP for Access and Community Initiative.  

The community is urged to use Monday as a "day on" and not off to help those in need in our community.

Monday will also include the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Scholarship Breakfast at AU Hotel and Conference Center. Shirley Sherrod, author and a leading figure in a recent civil rights struggle, will be the keynote speaker.

Other highlights of the week will include a lunch and learn series Tuesday, a film screening Wednesday, and a Voices of Freedom interfaith concert Thursday.

The week's activities will conclude on Friday January 25, with a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration.

"When it's a full week, it reminds us what people did for us to be standing right here, right now. I think it's important in general for the reminder of how important it was then, because it's still important now," says Auburn student, Chazidy Jones.

AU has been hosting this weeklong tribute since 2008 and its success and positive impact has the team already planning for next year.

Dr. King's legacy is one the university will continue to commemorate for many years to come.

"Dr. King would have been 84 years old this year. He left us way too soon, but I think his message itself was one of hope and possibility, but at the same time that your freedom is something very valuable and its worth dying for," states Dilworth.

All events are free and open to the public.

For a full list of events, times and locations, visit www.auburn.edu/kingweek.

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