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Volunteers "Read for Peace" During MLK Event in Missoula

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Missoula volunteers bring the message of Martin Luther King Jr. to hundreds of elementary school children as part of the Fourth Annual MLK Read for Peace event.

During the event, volunteers read and discuss an age-appropriate book about the life and work of Dr. King with kindergarten, 2nd and 3rd graders.

Volunteers said the event allows kids to think about peace, equality and social justice.

They said they hope the kids get the message that they can create change within their community.  

Maura Jones, an AmeriCorps volunteer, said, "And that if you care for something enough, and that if you believe in yourself and your message and your work, you can do a lot of really great things like Dr. King did."

Students also created a drawing or a poem, which will be displayed at the Missoula Public Library through February.

Volunteers from AmeriCorps VISTA, Senior Corps, UM, and other organizations participated in the event.

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