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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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Protecting the Planet by Defeating our Cynicism

Fynn Manohchompoo, Student -- In our current democracy, people get left behind. Democracy is a word that we often define one-dimensionally, a statement that seems far simpler than it is: “a government of, by, and for the people.” The system of democracy we need is...

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Creativity in the Struggle for Justice

Ursa Kaiser, Yolo County Organizer--- Our world constantly changes, altering our consciousness in the process. Forces of inspiration struggle continuously against forces of despair. Remaining relevant in this battle makes achieving new methods and mental outlooks...

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DR. KING’S WORDS ABOUT NONVIOLENCE & POWER

“The plantation and the ghetto were created by those who had power both to confine those who had no power and to perpetuate their voicelessness and their powerlessness. “The problem of transforming the ghetto is, therefore, a problem of power…a confrontation between...

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

We are honored and grateful to have participated in the Yocha Dehe Community FundPhilanthropy luncheon this week. We are pleased to work with the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, its Community Fund and partners in Yolo County to work together creating meaningful opportunities for civics education and civic engagement for youth,...

Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center4 weeks ago

The Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center is proud to have been a sponsor for the Niagra Movement Foundation dinner Saturday evening, with representation of one of our students, Miss Jayda Gray as guest speaker along side Secretary of State Dr Shirley Weber and …. With special Congratulations to all...

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

We are excited and honored to share that the Freedom Center is among the recipients of a significant grant from Yield Giving Open Call to support our civic engagement work. Congratulations to all recipients leveraging change! The Freedom Center appreciates the affirmation of the organization’s work by the hundreds of...

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

We’re honored and excited to share an inspiring video about how Meals on Wheels Yolo County creates community and dignity through providing food and vital connections to some of its most vulnerable citizens. Part of our Protecting and Promoting Democracy video series, this short film shows how democracy thrives in...

Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center

Staff, Student and
Guest Articles

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...

read more

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...

read more

Protecting the Planet by Defeating our Cynicism

Fynn Manohchompoo, Student -- In our current democracy, people get left behind. Democracy is a word that we often define one-dimensionally, a statement that seems far simpler than it is: “a government of, by, and for the people.” The system of democracy we need is...

read more

Pixels For Peace

Creating Community

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

We are honored and grateful to have participated in the Yocha Dehe Community FundPhilanthropy luncheon this week. We are pleased to work with the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, its Community Fund and partners in Yolo County to work together creating meaningful opportunities for civics education and civic engagement for youth,...

Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center4 weeks ago

The Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center is proud to have been a sponsor for the Niagra Movement Foundation dinner Saturday evening, with representation of one of our students, Miss Jayda Gray as guest speaker along side Secretary of State Dr Shirley Weber and …. With special Congratulations to all...

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

We are excited and honored to share that the Freedom Center is among the recipients of a significant grant from Yield Giving Open Call to support our civic engagement work. Congratulations to all recipients leveraging change! The Freedom Center appreciates the affirmation of the organization’s work by the hundreds of...

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

We’re honored and excited to share an inspiring video about how Meals on Wheels Yolo County creates community and dignity through providing food and vital connections to some of its most vulnerable citizens. Part of our Protecting and Promoting Democracy video series, this short film shows how democracy thrives in...

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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