In Honor of Martin Luther King Jr.: It Is Time To Do What Is Right
“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.”
These words by Martin Luther King Jr. resonate every day.
There's great suffering and injustice in our world. And we must commit to making our cities, state, country, and world more just and equitable in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In honor of every beloved human on the planet, our charge is no less than to work for inclusion, belonging and care.
The truth is we do not live in a just and equitable society at any level. The beloved community King spoke of is not a reality.
We are in times of deep division and trauma, and not only must we press forward toward a future in which each of us in our myriad identities belongs, we must do so together. Majority systems — wealthy, corporate, white, and other forms of supremacy – will do all they can to maintain power, including attempts to divide those of us seeking to overcome such forms of supremacy. This is something we must fight against with every fiber of our being.
We are together examining issues of racism, gender justice, immigrant rights, youth rights, disability rights and where systems are failing to live up to our country’s stated ideals.
So, what is required if we really want to see a transformation and sustain ourselves for this work? I do not have all the answers. I am a seeker along with you for a better future.
In that spirit, I offer a few suggestions for how to begin.....Keep Reading.