Happy Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

Today, it’s easy to march downtown and then head out to breakfast. It’s easy to find a quote online, or tell the world why we have a dream and add a few hashtags. #iHaveAdream #MLK #Equality #HappyBirthday

While these acts are awesome (and worthwhile), let’s channel that energy and motivation each and every day we are 10 toes down. 

Here is what I challenge myself to do over the next year in honor of Dr. MLK and the movement:

1. I will not judge a book by its cover. I will give everyone a chance to show me who they are, instead of allowing any labels to dictate how I treat you. 

2. I will challenge those around me to be more giving, caring, and empathetic to others (regardless of race, class, gender, sexuality, etc.). 

3. I will volunteer and work in areas that directly impact social justice. 

4. I will not be a silent observer of social injustice in any form at any level. 

5. I will not apologize for demanding equality and equity in the systems within which I participate. 

What are you going to do?! 

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