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Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability; it comes through the tireless efforts of [those] willing to work to be co-workers with God… We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right.” – Martin Luther King Jr., Why We Can’t Wait 

The Racial Justice Advocates group invites you to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with us on January 17th. As of current writing, we are still contemplating opportunities that may include going together to the MLK Day Celebration at Garfield High School, watching and discussing a movie on racial justice, and/or writing letters advocating for voting rights.

You’re also invited to attend Advancing Racial Equity, sponsored by the United Way on January 19th. New York Times bestselling author, poet and educator Clint Smith will lead a conversation with local experts. “Please join us to listen, learn and be in community with one another.”

Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 6:00-7:30 pm. Online.

Find out more and get $10 tickets here (https://rb.gy/oakv34).

“On the one hand we are called to play the good Samaritan on life’s roadside; but that will be only an initial act. One day we must come to see that the whole Jericho road must be transformed so that men and women will not be constantly beaten and robbed as they make their journey on life’s highway.” – Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence”

“I must remind you that starving a child is violence. Suppressing a culture is violence. Neglecting school children is violence. Punishing a mother and her family is violence. Discrimination against a working man is violence. Ghetto housing is violence. Ignoring medical need is violence. Contempt for poverty is violence.” – Coretta Scott King 


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