MLK Inspires Commitment to Change, Justice
It’s been a long time since I’ve written here. That doesn’t mean I’ve stopped working to “be the change,” for environmental and social justice. I love social media as a tool for change. I love the immediate interaction of social media. I love the accessibility and short form writing combined with impactful photos, videos, and sharing of information. I love the idea of what social media can be… Even when it disappoints.
On this day, a day where we are celebrating a man who recognized the power of his voice and used it to inspire others to action. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an ultimate influencer for social justice then and continues to be now.I feel compelled to come back.
Social good, environmental justice and social justice, are inextricably linked in my opinion. MLK believed so. Modern environmentalists owe a debt to MLK, even if it’s oft ignored. I will use the inspiration of his words, as an imperfect man, and find my voice again. Collectively we have such a long way to go, even as we pat ourselves on the back today for all that has been done so far…
I hope you will join me seize every moment to do what’s right, use the power of your voice, and amplify those who are already influencing our world for the better. Will you?
“We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy.”
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