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In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.~Julie Castro Abrams
January 15, 2024

Posted Courtesy of Wright Enterprises Community Spotlight San Francisco ~ Dallas

Today we honor the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His words and actions have had a profound impact on me as I imagine for you as well. Here are a few questions to consider in our quest for love and justice…

  • As women, can we speak this out loud or do we shrink? “We want all of our rights, we want them here, and we want them now.”
  • Do we look beyond our own circumstances and community? “In justice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
  • Have we come up with our own strategy for protest? “Everyone of humane convictions must decide on the protest that best suits his convictions, but we must all protest.”
  • Are we open to hear and learn and reflect on ourselves?
    “Here is the true meaning and value of compassion and nonviolence, when it helps us to see the enemy’s point of view, to hear his questions, to know his assessment of ourselves. For from his view we may indeed see the basic weaknesses of our own condition, and if we are mature, we may learn and grow and profit from the wisdom of the brothers who are called the opposition.”
  • Are you comfortable with the shaking foundation? “The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.”
  • Does your life have meaning? “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

Here is a way you can lean in today—I invite you to join me to honor Dr. King and the fight for social justice with the breathtaking new film ORIGIN on opening weekend (when box office numbers make the most impact). 
 
Opening in theaters Thursday, January 18, written and directed by Academy Award nominee Ava DuVernay, ORIGIN chronicles the tragedy and triumph of Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson. “Origin examines the unspoken systems that have shaped America and the world and details just how these rules and belief systems continue to impact our lives today as we continue to see an increase in hate crimes that are spurred by artificial hierarchies of human division based on the color of one’s skin, religion, and other differentiators, including birthplace.” —Dana Feldman,
“Ava DuVernay’s ‘Origin’ Is A Masterpiece On Oppression And Its Roots,” Forbes
 
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