As we enter this holiday weekend, it is fitting for us to reflect on the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, whose life and work we celebrate on Monday. Dr. King dedicated his life to advocating for the rights of all Americans using non-violent protest. Given the centuries long struggle of our neighbors, friends, and colleagues to secure equal rights and representation, I thought it would be fitting to reflect on the core principles of non-violence in honor of Dr. King.
The following principals are from the website The King Center (https://thekingcenter.org/). As I read through these principles, I reflected on my own beliefs and actions to support equity. I have included a question or two under each principle. I would encourage you to take some time to reflect on the work of Dr. King and the call to action presented in these principles.
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