Friday, January 8, 2010

Points of Light Institute & HandsOn Network Set to Host MLK Day Virtual Town Hall

Via Ketchum Public Relations: On January 18, Points of Light Institute and HandsOn Network will engage the nation in a MLK Day Virtual Town Hall—an online, interactive dialogue that bridges social, economic and cultural diversity by illuminating service that Americans will undertake to bring us closer to Dr. King’s dream of one community.

In addition to the MLK Day Virtual Town Hall, HandsOn Network in collaboration with civic and service organizations and our network of 250 affiliates and 70,000 nonprofit partners, will engage more than 100,000 volunteers in 1,500 projects across the U.S. And, we will convene more than 150 “deliberate dialogue” discussions in cities across the nation led by mayors and HandsOn Corps members.

We will showcase local dialogues and service impact across the nation via a live web simulcast to six markets (Atlanta, Washington, D.C., New York, Phoenix, Sacramento and St. Louis).

We have already confirmed the participation of several mayors and other dignitaries in our Jan 18 MLK Day Virtual Town Hall and our service event participation including Congressman John Lewis, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, Birmingham Mayor Larry P. Langford, NY City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein and D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser.

Viewers and participants from across the nation can join the MLK Day Virtual Town Hall beginning at 8 a.m. EST on Monday, January 18 by logging on to

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