As large scale protests across the country highlight the racial injustice that continues to plague the country, Dr. Martin Luther King's dream for justice, equality and non-violence provides an urgent call for reflection and action this year.
Every January, Not In Our Town honors Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy by sharing the real life stories of people who are applying Dr. King’s principles today. Though the political landscape has changed since the Civil Rights era, his dream that the United States would fulfill its promise of equality has yet to become reality. But Dr. King’s work proves that change is indeed possible in this country.
The communities in Embracing the Dream: Lessons from the Not In Our Town Movement are living proof of that—town by town, school by school, they demonstrate that change is happening. Watch their stories below.
What will you do this Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Monday, January 18th - to Embrace the Dream?
Not In Our Town provides Three Simple Action Steps
2) Join a local service project or Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday march
3) Share the below videos on social media and with your school, business, or house of worship. Use the hashtags #MLKDay and #EmbraceTheDream
2. Embracing Differences (Patchogue, N.Y., 2010)