Some will be commemorating the 50th anniversary of the original March on Washington where Martin Luther King and other Civil Rights Leaders convened to bring national attention to the injustices that continued to deny HUMAN RIGHTS to all citizens. Fair employment, equal access to the same opportunities and facilities as were provided to Caucasians were among the issues insighting the need for the demonstration.
Has anything really changed? I was once told by an elder that “the things you are worried about were the things that WE prayed for”. That statement resonated in a few ways:
1. Be careful what you ask for…
2. Keep working and fighting to maintain what has been earned. AND
3. Their fight was a hell of alot more difficult than we can imagine and should be HONORED rather than wasted.
I am going to be right there in the thick of it all. OUR WORK IS FAR FROM OVER!!! My mother marched at the age of 15 and will be with me, locked arm in arm to make it known that with the evolution of humankind MUST come the evolution of systems that provide, protect and serve US.