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Funding the Dream: Dr. King and Our Ongoing Pursuit to Secure the Riches of Freedom and the Security of Justice

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7:30am-9:00am ET

“We refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity in this Nation. So we have come to cash this check. A check that will give us the riches of freedom and the security of justice.” -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1963

The fruits of democracy are not cheap. They demand a constant investment of more than rhetoric but resources to replenish and sustain the heights of freedom and justice. The Office for Equity, Belonging, & Community Action is, thus, pleased to offer, “Funding the Dream: Dr. King and Our Ongoing Pursuit to Secure the Riches of Freedom and the Security of Justice.” This event is about more than service in honor of the legacy of the visionary activist and thought leader who died critiquing not just racism but the consequence of economic oppression that systemic racism drives and sustains. In this moment of national reflection, many people are asking what is needed to move us forward. Indeed, this moment requires service that will shift more than just individual mindsets but also social policies and economic investments. The event will shine light on what we can do and what we should give, featuring ongoing service projects, organizations, and initiatives aimed to center, empower, and support communities in need of something more than charity but true social and economic change. 

Please join us on Monday, January 18, 2021, to hear from powerful individuals currently working towards intersectional racial justice, including food justice, home security, education accessibility, and more. You will learn how you can get involved by donating resources and time to further these causes.

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