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Self-Change

In the gentle whisper of the morning breeze, I am born. I am the rustle of leaves, the soft touch of dew-kissed grass underfoot, a fragrance of fresh beginnings wafting through the air. I am the sight of sunlight filtering through a canopy of trees, casting intricate...

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The Necessity for Organizational Modesty

Talking about the work is not doing the work, it is getting off on the high that one receives from the pleasure of reaching a goal. Speaking on what has been done without any calling to action bleeds hubris and egoism in an organization, leading to no further work...

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Matthew White: Lightbulbs and Democracy

The following passage was taken and edited from the July 7th, 2023 MLK Freedom Center intimate dialogue with West Coast Representative Matthew White of the AFSCME trade union organization. What rights, what ideas, what resources do we have available that might change...

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JOURNAL METHOD

There are many methods of journal writing.  They all differ from diary writing.  Diary writing is generally designed to either record one’s personal activities or feelings about what is happening in life. The Freedom Center and the Institute for Community...

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Cancel Culture

Kennedi R., student, Selma Alabama--- Cancel culture is a pressing issue in our world today. Cancel culture tears through the walls of society, dragging down people with it. Things such as social media, gossip, and even our political system are involved with cancel...

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Political Action, Public Service, and Civics Matter

Democracy – A Journey of Self Transformation

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Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center3 weeks ago

Check out our Protecting and Promoting Democracy Education Series! These videos explore civic education practicums by engaging in relevant themes that are necessary to actively participate in democracy. Here is a snippet of Jennifer, a Freedom Center Student, discussing the role social action plays in the process of self-transformation. 👉...

Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center3 weeks ago
Creative writing is an extension of our inner realm and teaches us about ourselves. We all must become dedicated spokespersons for our values. Freedom Center student, Omar Mejia uses his cultural power in poetry through Bishop O’Dowd’s Literary and Art Magazine: The Muse.
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center4 weeks ago

Intergenerational work strengthens community and propels us toward a more whole and profound way of life. Freedom Center students and staff prepare to host guests of all ages for a timely installment of the Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture Series, Words That Made the Difference: Brown vs the Board...

Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center1 month ago

Everyone, from all walks of life, is impacted by the decisions made by the courts. This is also why the Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture Series is presenting Dr. Cindy Acker’s play, “Words That Made the Difference: Brown v. Board of Education." The play highlights the power of the...

Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center1 month ago

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Center carries out our civic engagement practicum in over fourteen school districts in three states: Northern California, Alabama and Washington. The Freedom Center works in urban and rural schools; in schools whose student bodies range from mostly Latino, to mostly African American, to mostly...

Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center1 month ago

We were honored to have participated in the Yolo County Whole Child Equity Summit, with the Yolo County Office of Education and county-wide collaborators as part of regional mapping and strategizing for interconnections and best practices for yolo county children and youth. It is gratifying to participate in centering civics...

Staff, Student and
Guest Articles

Matthew White: Lightbulbs and Democracy

The following passage was taken and edited from the July 7th, 2023 MLK Freedom Center intimate dialogue with West Coast Representative Matthew White of the AFSCME trade union organization. What rights, what ideas, what resources do we have available that might change...

read more

Self-Change

In the gentle whisper of the morning breeze, I am born. I am the rustle of leaves, the soft touch of dew-kissed grass underfoot, a fragrance of fresh beginnings wafting through the air. I am the sight of sunlight filtering through a canopy of trees, casting intricate...

read more

The Necessity for Organizational Modesty

Talking about the work is not doing the work, it is getting off on the high that one receives from the pleasure of reaching a goal. Speaking on what has been done without any calling to action bleeds hubris and egoism in an organization, leading to no further work...

read more

Videos to Promote and Protect Democracy

Political Action, Public Service, and Civics Matter

Democracy – A Journey of Self Transformation

Creating Community through Food Security

Wellness and Nutrition For All

Training Young Women in the Trades

Creating Community

Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center3 weeks ago

Check out our Protecting and Promoting Democracy Education Series! These videos explore civic education practicums by engaging in relevant themes that are necessary to actively participate in democracy. Here is a snippet of Jennifer, a Freedom Center Student, discussing the role social action plays in the process of self-transformation. 👉...

Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center3 weeks ago
Creative writing is an extension of our inner realm and teaches us about ourselves. We all must become dedicated spokespersons for our values. Freedom Center student, Omar Mejia uses his cultural power in poetry through Bishop O’Dowd’s Literary and Art Magazine: The Muse.
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center4 weeks ago

Intergenerational work strengthens community and propels us toward a more whole and profound way of life. Freedom Center students and staff prepare to host guests of all ages for a timely installment of the Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture Series, Words That Made the Difference: Brown vs the Board...

Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center1 month ago

Everyone, from all walks of life, is impacted by the decisions made by the courts. This is also why the Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture Series is presenting Dr. Cindy Acker’s play, “Words That Made the Difference: Brown v. Board of Education." The play highlights the power of the...

Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center1 month ago

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Center carries out our civic engagement practicum in over fourteen school districts in three states: Northern California, Alabama and Washington. The Freedom Center works in urban and rural schools; in schools whose student bodies range from mostly Latino, to mostly African American, to mostly...

Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center1 month ago

We were honored to have participated in the Yolo County Whole Child Equity Summit, with the Yolo County Office of Education and county-wide collaborators as part of regional mapping and strategizing for interconnections and best practices for yolo county children and youth. It is gratifying to participate in centering civics...

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From a Kitchen in the World House

View our interactive cookbook From a Kitchen in the World House.

MLK Freedom Center students produced From a Kitchen in the World House cultural recipe exchange book entirely during COVID. The book project was organized by 30 students, representing 23 languages and 19 countries. They exchanged a cultural recipe from a grandparent or parent with another MLKFC student of a different race or nationality, cooked their partner’s recipe in their home, and served it to their family. They reflected on their experience in the writings enclosed. From a Kitchen highlights Dr. King’s World House concept that through science and technology our world has been brought together into a worldwide neighborhood; Dr. King calls us to turn this worldwide neighborhood into a brotherhood and sisterhood. Students share From a Kitchen in regular book readings and public events. From a Kitchen in a World House is available for purchase for $20. Please contact us to arrange a book reading or to purchase a book.

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