“In the end, we will remember not the word of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1965)
This year, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration commemorates voices of wisdom from the past and hope for the present that guide our pursuit of a more just world. Throughout 2020 we have witnessed voices bringing inequity and injustices to light that have been occurring within our communities. We are reminded during these times of the inspirational voices which have guided movements which sparked change and justice, creating space for others to join in and walk beside one another in this shared work. The legacy of those voices was echoed this year by those speaking out against injustice, cruelty, health disparities and suffering within our communities. We celebrate them and invite you to find YOUR voice in the movement.