The birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is an occasion to reflect on progress made or lack thereof regarding social justice.
However, even past reforms now seem somewhat illusory as we reel from the rampant racism around us.
Whether at the southern border or in urban neighborhoods there is the terrible truth about intolerance.
If the greatest civil rights leader was here today what would he inspire us to do?
Stand together and stand strong for the rights of all especially for the children we serve.
Ensure that these boys and girls are safe, treated with respect and given supports to deal with trauma.
Also there are other barriers based on bias – racial and economic – to be overcome.
You make a difference every day in the lives of our children by having faith in their ability to succeed.
And, by carrying out CVCA’s mission with fidelity you contribute to the culture change that is needed in this country.