Metro Atlanta Chamber Issues Statement Regarding Martin Luther King Jr.
The Metro Atlanta Chamber today celebrates the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a statement from MAC President and CEO Hala Moddelmog:
“Dr. King’s legacy lives on in Atlanta – it’s in our daily lives, the work we do here at the Metro Atlanta Chamber and in our drive to build an inspiring and welcoming region for all. We’re blessed with icons like Representative John Lewis and Ambassador Andrew Young, who walked with Dr. King and continue to share their wisdom and experience with a new generation.
“The strength of our business community is also a part of the King legacy. Our business leaders so ably demonstrate the Atlanta Way – the collaborative spirit that sets our region apart and shapes the thriving civic and business life we enjoy today. Dr. King believed in the power of compassion, respect and partnership. The Atlanta Way continues to fuel the innovation and creativity that are driving our region’s reputation as a global competitor of tomorrow while honoring the rich history of yesterday.
“This MLK Day, I am thankful to all of the many passionate people and organizations working every day to build a better, stronger Atlanta.”
Moddelmog recently hosted a civic dinner to discuss prosperity in the city, and MAC’s ChooseATL organization, devoted to attracting and retaining next-gen talent, hosted a dinner with Hands On Atlanta and Civic Dinners on economic injustice and civil rights.
“We’ve been given the keys to help solve the problems of Atlanta,” said ChooseATL Executive Director Kate Atwood.
Atlanta’s Center for Civil and Human Rights is additionally hosting several family-friendly events today in honor of MLK Day. Follow along with the #LivetheLegacy tag on Twitter. The Atlanta History Center is offering free admission today including film screenings.
For more information on Atlanta events for MLK Day, please visit the Atlanta Convention and Visitor Bureau’s events page.