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Grasping on to Culture

Culture is not within your chemical composition. The term "culture" should steer away from the built ideology that culture is based on genes. Instead, the term "culture" should be interpreted as components that make up us as individuals and a community. To ensure...

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Voter education door-knocking, a student reflection

Recently, we've discovered the power of the people. Empires can rise and fall. The main contributor to this is the people it is either serving or oppressing. We live in a nation in which our voice and our vote has been thought to not matter. There are people who do...

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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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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

Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center6 days ago
The Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center proudly salutes the 40th Anniversary of the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo. As the last all Black traveling rodeo, the Bill Pickett Rodeo has worked tirelessly to create history, cultivate culture, strengthen democracy and honor the legacy of Black cowboying.

We are proud to be sponsors of the Bill Pickett Rodeo once again, and look forward to joining in the celebration of 40 years of passion, sacrifice and dedication of its organizers and competitors! 🤠🏇🏿

@billpickettrodeo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMxGyMHZTw0
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center3 weeks ago
"It's really about wanting to serve your community, wanting to represent--but it's also important that you listen, whatever age you're at."

Thank you CA Treasurer Fiona Ma for these words at the Juneteenth Celebration! We are living in a historic time to join you and Congresswoman Barbara Lee in representing...
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center3 weeks ago
Yesterday our nation witnessed the first of two presidential debates for the 2024 Elections. We must ask now, where do we go from here?

It is our responsibility now more than ever to evaluate the candidates beyond their performance and ask ourselves what steps will we take to give this nation a fighting chance at preserving and protecting our democracy. Dr. King notes we are faced with a decision to choose how the results of this upcoming election will determine the state of our nation in 2024 and beyond. Starting now, let's mobilize our communities to get educated, informed, and ready for the polls in November. Ensure democracy thrives: bring two people to the polls with you!

As the debates continue, we must recognize we are not caught between the decision of two candidates, we are faced with the decision of being on the side of democracy or moving further away from our humanity. Which side are you on?
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
"You Know Who to Vote For"
On October 27, 1964, one week before the November 3rd Presidential election, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. calls upon his listeners to vote:"You know who to vote…
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center3 weeks ago
Democracy is a process. Voting is our tool to participate and push our democracy toward the just and peaceful future we envision. We must organize, mobilize, and bring others along with us on this journey. Let's jump into work together!
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center3 weeks ago
A community organizer constantly studies the art and science of organizing to improve and better our skills of inspiring themselves and others.

Jayda Gray, a student and organizer of the Freedom Center, had the honor of representing Congresswoman Barbara Lee at the Congressional Black Caucus Institute Political Leadership Development Bootcamp...
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center2 months 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.

👉 Continue watching this video and others in the series on our website:

mlkfreedomcenter.org
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center

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

Grasping on to Culture

Culture is not within your chemical composition. The term "culture" should steer away from the built ideology that culture is based on genes. Instead, the term "culture" should be interpreted as components that make up us as individuals and a community. To ensure...

read more

Voter education door-knocking, a student reflection

Recently, we've discovered the power of the people. Empires can rise and fall. The main contributor to this is the people it is either serving or oppressing. We live in a nation in which our voice and our vote has been thought to not matter. There are people who do...

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

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 Center6 days ago
The Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center proudly salutes the 40th Anniversary of the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo. As the last all Black traveling rodeo, the Bill Pickett Rodeo has worked tirelessly to create history, cultivate culture, strengthen democracy and honor the legacy of Black cowboying.

We are proud to be sponsors of the Bill Pickett Rodeo once again, and look forward to joining in the celebration of 40 years of passion, sacrifice and dedication of its organizers and competitors! 🤠🏇🏿

@billpickettrodeo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMxGyMHZTw0
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center3 weeks ago
"It's really about wanting to serve your community, wanting to represent--but it's also important that you listen, whatever age you're at."

Thank you CA Treasurer Fiona Ma for these words at the Juneteenth Celebration! We are living in a historic time to join you and Congresswoman Barbara Lee in representing...
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center3 weeks ago
Yesterday our nation witnessed the first of two presidential debates for the 2024 Elections. We must ask now, where do we go from here?

It is our responsibility now more than ever to evaluate the candidates beyond their performance and ask ourselves what steps will we take to give this nation a fighting chance at preserving and protecting our democracy. Dr. King notes we are faced with a decision to choose how the results of this upcoming election will determine the state of our nation in 2024 and beyond. Starting now, let's mobilize our communities to get educated, informed, and ready for the polls in November. Ensure democracy thrives: bring two people to the polls with you!

As the debates continue, we must recognize we are not caught between the decision of two candidates, we are faced with the decision of being on the side of democracy or moving further away from our humanity. Which side are you on?
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
"You Know Who to Vote For"
On October 27, 1964, one week before the November 3rd Presidential election, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. calls upon his listeners to vote:"You know who to vote…
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center3 weeks ago
Democracy is a process. Voting is our tool to participate and push our democracy toward the just and peaceful future we envision. We must organize, mobilize, and bring others along with us on this journey. Let's jump into work together!
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center3 weeks ago
A community organizer constantly studies the art and science of organizing to improve and better our skills of inspiring themselves and others.

Jayda Gray, a student and organizer of the Freedom Center, had the honor of representing Congresswoman Barbara Lee at the Congressional Black Caucus Institute Political Leadership Development Bootcamp...
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center2 months 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.

👉 Continue watching this video and others in the series on our website:

mlkfreedomcenter.org
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center

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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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