Martin Luther King Jr. Day is upon us.
Today marks the day we celebrate his life and his teachings. A leader who fought for racial equality, Martin Luther King Jr. used civil disobedience and nonviolence to bring about change during the civil rights movement. We also recognize his day as a National Day of Service whereby volunteers work to improve their communities.
“If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.” ~Martin Luther King Jr.
However you spend the day, take the time to reflect on his messages of hope for a better future and look for ways you can make a difference. My family and I spent time getting a chance to check out the work of activist, Kesa Kivel, and the work she is doing to fight racism with her free board game aimed to help fight racism.
Pick up any newspaper or check in on social media and you’ll see that racism and inequality is everywhere. We are living under massive amounts of racism so it’s up to individuals, like Kivel, who are working hard to help combat racism.