Today, July 18th, is the official Nelson Mandela International Day. The UN chose this date (Mandela's birthday) in 2009 to honor the life and legacy of the former president of South Africa. The purpose of the day is also to inspire activism and public service. Mandela, who passed away last December at 95, was an anti-apartheid activist and public servant.
What difference will you make? Check out the official website to learn more about the day and how you can inspire change.
Also, check out Mandela's moving autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom.