#marchforlife . 🔥 Watching DC March streaming live on TheHill.Com.
This is #MLK ’s grand daughter...
This kids will bring change.
One kid said we may have entertainers on stage- But this is not #coachella .
The March in ATL was lit.. waiting for y’all to post y’all pics ... mmhm.
This is not a moment, this is a movement. Today has been absolutely magical & I am so grateful to the almost 1000 people who showed up on the bitter cold this morning to stand together and demand stricter gun legislation. As I defrost from the morning, I’m glued to the television seeing what others are doing all over the world. Thankful to these amazing women (missing @amandahjean !!) for dedicating so much time and making so many sacrifices over the last 5 weeks to organize and promote this event. . . many people have expressed how proud they are of us for putting on this event - but to us it felt like there was no other option. I don’t want you to be proud - I want you to take action !!! Inaction on this issue will only continue to result in more senseless gun violence. When the echoes of today fade, we still have an obligation to ACT - contact your legislatures. Have difficult conversations. Register to vote and then show up and do it every. single. time. MLK Jr. said it best: Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Lorraine Motel, balcony.
Girl, age 5.
Overlooking the March for Our Lives to end gun violence. "The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy, instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate.
Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
The building in the background is the Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King jr. was shot 50 years ago this year. The wreath on the balcony is the spot where he was shot.
In case anyone was wondering why to had to get up bright and early this morning, I am interviewing potential scholarship recipients for the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars scholarship. As a recipient more than 12 years ago, or truly is a privilege to help select the next round or scholars. Some of these kids are so impressive and talented! I don’t know if my 18-year-old self could’ve competed!
As people in America take to the streets today to powerfully speak out against the tragic epidemic of gun violence in our country, this quote resonates in my mind.
May we as a country dig deep and remember the power of love.
May we claim love as the foundation for our collective experiences in this time and place.
And, above all, may we awaken to the reality that each and every life on this planet is valuable, irreplaceable and precious no matter what.
I pray that my heart may be moved and my mind might be clarified so that I can be an instrument of love and change this lifetime to the best of my abilities.
And I strive to align my actions with my belief in the dignity and preciousness of every single life on this planet.
May your day, your week and your life be transformed by love in beautiful ways that you never even knew were possible. ❤❤❤ Xoxo, Karena
James Baldwin // "The artist is distinguished from all other responsible actors in society — the politicians, legislators, educators, and scientists — by the fact that he is his own test tube, his own laboratory, working according to very rigorous rules, however unstated these may be, and cannot allow any consideration to supersede his responsibility to reveal all that he can possibly discover concerning the mystery of the human being. Society must accept some things as real; but he must always know that visible reality hides a deeper one, and that all our action and achievement rest on things unseen. A society must assume that it is stable, but the artist must know, and he must let us know, that there is nothing stable under heaven. One cannot possibly build a school, teach a child, or drive a car without taking some things for granted. The artist cannot and must not take anything for granted, but must drive to the heart of every answer and expose the question the answer hides" 🎨❤
8*2018 "Os melhores discursos de MARTIN LUTHER KING - Um apelo à consciência"⬇️⬇️😱LEIA😱⬇️⬇️
Quem nunca ouviu falar de M. Luther King e do seu belíssimo discurso "I have a Dream"?!🗣👂
Na busca por conhecer melhor a personalidade desse grande libertador não só dos negros, mas de muitas injustiças sociais que existiam nos EUA e no mundo, comecei a ler esse livro que reúne os melhores discursos proferidos por M.L.K.
O que mais me impressiona não é apenas a brilhante inteligência💡, a eloquência, ou o conhecimento de King, mas a certeza dos motivos pelos quais ele lutava! 😍 Em todos os seus discursos, repletos de conhecimento político, filosófico, bíblico e teológico, enfatizava a liberdade por meio da não-violência. Pois, acreditava veementemente que era o único caminho para conseguir de fato a liberdade do seu povo.
No Sermão "E agora, para onde vamos?" Ele afirma: "Estou preocupado em melhorar o mundo. Estou preocupado com a justiça; estou preocupado com a fraternidade; estou preocupado com a verdade. E quando alguém se preocupa com isso, não se pode defender a violência; pois, com violência mata-se o assassino, mas não o assassinato. Com violência mata-se um mentiroso, mas não se estabelece a verdade. Com violência mata-se quem nos odeia; mas não se mata o ódio, com a violência. A escuridão não elimina a escuridão apenas a luz a eliminará."
Finalizando, guardo uma frase que define muito bem a vida desse grande homem: "Se você não descobriu por que está disposto a morrer, não merece viver"😱 E você? Já descobriu? 😍😘😉 #martinlutherking#mlk#ihaveadream#blackpower#leitura#conhecimento#vida#mlkmemorial#discurso#noviolence#kindlepaperwhite#kindle#kindleislife#ebook#god#thanksgod#leia#livros @kindle.brasil @editorazahar
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. ~MLK
It’s not convenient to get up on a Saturday, take a bus downtown and march with all those who are standing up for stricter gun regulations and safer schools. .
It’s much easier to stay in bed and say, “yeah, that’s terrible what happened. They should really do something about that.” .
It’s much easier to send “thoughts and prayers” to the victims. .
It’s a lot harder to take a stand. But let’s be honest— This isn’t hard for me. It was hard for African Americans during the Civil Rights Movement. It was hard for the suffragettes to get women the right to vote. It was a lot harder to walk across that bridge in Selma. .
But to get my ass out of bed and march for students & parents & safe schools isn’t really hard at all. But it is action. It is taking a stand &making my voice heard. It’s standing in solidarity w thousands of other Americans who demand change now. .
We cannot expect things to change by sitting idly by wishing, hoping and praying. Action is necessary. Whether that’s marching, posting about gun violence and safety on fb, having a convo w someone who has a different POV than you, calling ur congressperson —It doesn’t matter. .
What does matter is that you are taking a stand on behalf of those who aren’t being heard or don’t seem to matter to our politicians. .
We can’t expect change to happen if we don’t change ourselves. .
It’s ok not to have all the answers or not know what’s going to be the tipping point w all of this. What matters is that u stay engaged &involved until we hit it. And then never again stop being engaged. .
Standing on the sidelines with the opinion that guns shouldn’t be allowed in schools doesn’t actually push the needle. .
So today I’m doing something— it’s not something grand. But it’s SOMETHING— And a whole lotta people doing SOMETHING will eventually change EVERYTHING. Our collective action WILL push the needle. We just have to keep showing up.
As MLK also said, “The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” .