January 18, 2010
residents of all ages are invited to participate in daytime
and evening activities at Livingston High School in recognition
of Martin Luther King Day. These events are sponsored by the
Livingston Committee for Diversity and co-sponsored by Healthy
Community Healthy Youth (HCHY), the Livingston Education Foundation
(LEF), the Indian School of Livingston and the Livingston Clergy
Association. All activities are free of charge.
Morning In the Livingston High School Cafeteria
10:00 am - 1:00 pm: All are invited to attend and help with
various service projects to assist those that are less fortunate.
Various community and faith-based organizations will be presenting
activities for all age groups. The NCJW will hold a blood drive.
10:00 am - noon: The Human Relations Committee of the PT Council
will be assembling hygiene bags. The Committee is supporting
the efforts of the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW)
and the Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center by working
with the schools to collect and distribute personal hygiene
items to those in need. Schools are collecting toothbrushes,
toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, shampoo, bar soap, shaving cream
and razors. For more information, contact Laurie Wolfe at (973)
535-6056 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hindu American Seva is supporting CHOW’s food drive and
will be collecting canned and packaged goods at the Indian School
table. Students from the school will make cards for soldiers
and work on projects for seniors.
Activities Beginning at 5:00 pm
Anju Bhargava will be master of ceremonies. Participants will
meet in Livingston High School's new Wellness and Fitness Center.
National Anthem will be sung by Latha Ramprasad of the Indian
School. Following this, participants will hold a rally march
around the football field singing We Shall Overcome. There will
be a guitar performance of Blowing in the Wind presented by
Pastor Leslie Martin of The Federated Church in Livingston.
Raghav, a hymn known as Mahatma Gandhi’s favorite, will
be sung by the Hindu American Seva Bhajan Choir.
evening will conclude with an "Introductory Intergenerational
Philosophical Workshop" facilitated by Joe Oyler, Program
Coordinator of the Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy
for Children (IAPC) at Montclair State University. The theme
of the workshop, which will be held in the auditorium, will
be “Encouraging Civility and Learning Through Dialog.”
This event is the official launch of HCHY’s Civility Committee.
Bhargava, the facilitator for the evening programs, helped coordinate
the day. A resident of Livingston for 29 years, Anju Bhargava
started and has promoted the cultural and civic participation
of Asian Indians in Livingston for more than 25 years and has
been active in many committees and organizations in Livingston
including the Interfaith Clergy Association. Bhargava
is on President Obama's Advisory Council for Faith Based and
questions or more information about the events, please call
the Diversity Committee Co-Chairs: Keith Hines at 973- 979-0016
or Billy Fine at 862-485-1980.
can be great, because everyone can serve.” – Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
individual has not started living until he can rise above the
narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader
concerns of all humanity.” – Dr. Martin Luther King,