- Social Impact
It’s heartbreaking that more than 50 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the riots in the streets that followed, our black brothers and sisters still are not safe in America.
Yesterday, I participated in a protest march for the first time since 1970. I was proud to walk with my three grown children and thousands of fellow citizens – including cops and clergy – in our home town of New Canaan, CT. It felt right. But it also felt like not enough.
It felt right because we were taking a stand for peace and justice, joining our voices with so many others demanding change, including the march’s organizer, our friend, Fatou Niang.
It felt like not enough because marching, speaking out, standing up, and being counted actually will not change anything. If we truly want peace, justice and equality for all, we must drive real change in our institutions and everyday lives.
Here are the other things I am committing myself to do:
I have heard many discouraging words recently, and I can appreciate the frustration. I share it. But I have heard many encouraging words, too, and I choose to cling to hope and pledge to do my part to bring full equality for all to reality in America and around the world.
*Edited on 6/9/2020 to include LAGRANT Foundation on point 4.
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