Nathan Phillips offers to meet with students, community, and Catholic leaders https://t.co/olZO3zQbSF
— Indian Country Today (@IndianCountry) January 22, 2019
Kaitlin Byrd’s piece describes how prioritizing absolution and niceness can hinder the real, uncomfortable, confrontational work of civil rights progress:
The famous speech “I have a dream” is what many remember the Baptist preacher Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for, but there is more to his legacy. The activist led the civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until he was assassinated in 1968. MLK was greatly responsible for the passing of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act for African Americans, both in the mid-1960s. We now celebrate his life and achievements every third week in January, just days after his actual birthday, January 15.
Today we would like you to remember and celebrate what he has done to pave the way for our future and rights. It’s not just a day off from school or work.
You can celebrate with different events today in Lancaster. United Way is encouraging you to engage with the community in acts of service (link below). The YWCA Lancaster is hosting many for children 3-12 (link below). BOTH FREE to the public. Just remember you don’t need a holiday to get out and help your community.
YWCA Lancaster- https://ywcalancaster.org/mlkday/
-Jessica Yingling, Administrative Manager
Christian Picciolino is a well-known reformed White supremacist who does education on hate groups. Today he is speaking to a packed house at the Virginia Holocaust Museum. If you were unable to make it to Richmond to hear his talk today, you can still watch his TED talk from earlier this year:
“We can’t assume others will do the talking.” Heather Heyer’s mother discusses learning to speak out:
Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Ten Ways”:
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