Posted from my blog, Social Superheroes.Last weekend I went to a retreat for law students interested in public interest work. It was awesome. Really. Awesomeness in retreat form. So totally awesome that I poured my heart out about it on my law school's public interest blog. Here's a short excerpt:...more
Did you know that the International Monetary Fund used more than $9 billion in US taxpayer money to bail out European banks this week? That there are 275,000 educational employees who are losing their job this year because of budget cuts? California just announced $19 billion in budget cuts to family welfare, disabled and the elderly! This tragic loss of public services is crippling your community and fueling chaos and social unrest. Maybe you've felt it already with your school's budget getting cut, libraries closing, or mental health services eliminated....more
In the wake of Martin Luther King’s birthday I wanted to share a quote with you that Scott, our designer, posted: “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. I started thinking about ways we can do this, if not to the same magnitude as MLK, then just in our own worlds, homes, jobs and lives....more
President Barack Obama led his nation in the commemoration of the 81st birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King yesterday, drawing a parallel between the challenges faced by generations of freedom fighters and those facing contemporary Americans enduring a "hard winter" of financial hardship, war and persistent inequalities.
I was very disappointed this weekend to read that the family of Dr Martin L King is charging a $800,000 fee for the use of his words.
The idea is to build a monument, centrally located in Washington DC, to honor him and his vision, which I think just proves how far we have come as a nation and as individuals embracing the ideas he fought so hard to promote.
The organization building the monument is looking for private donations thru publishing and distributing brochures, the quotes by MLK are to be used in those brochures.
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