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Democracy, Climate Crisis, and Our Shared Responsibility

By Fynn (Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center student) In our current democracy, people get left behind. Democracy is a word that we often define one-dimensionally, a simple statement of “government of, by, and for the people,” but it is more complex than that. Some...

Brahms’ Requiem: Movement 5 Reflection

This story arrives at a place of contentment With life and death sleeping in the same bed. Let me tell you of a storyteller. Early in life no choice but despair.  The mud and muck between water and dirt  Has no stone. Here, everything growing is sweet....

Neuza’s Essence

on the way to fight for others, you might find yourself, in a sidewalk lurking for the life that I chose but didn't want it, maybe my life belongs back home,  or maybe my home follows me as the star in the sky  that I and my lover painted.  strong word...

Corruption of Power

In order to make progress in our fight for democracy, we need to start identifying ourselves as “we the people”. In most situations, there is a distinct separation between those in power and those putting them in power. We live in a democracy that is defined as a...

“Cancel Culture”

In today’s society, there are struggles and hurdles that humans have to go through everyday. These problems cause people to alter themselves, change their demeanors, or even take things too far to be like celebrities and famous influencers. What is one of these...

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Learning as Conduct

Learning is a physical act, a conduct. We do not learn from just thinking about an idea, we learn from doing actions that connect ideas to the real world. If we take away our conduct, learning becomes a void. We are just memorizing facts without connecting them to the...

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Friendly or hostile? Our Capacity to Choose

Dr. King teaches, as humans we are born neither inherently hostile, nor inherently friendly. Instead, we are born with the capacity to choose. We can choose to, and thus be, both good and bad. We can choose to unify or choose to disunify. To create harmony, or chaos....

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Reflections on James Baldwin: Justice

Justice beats its heart when those who have been left out and pushed out exercise their rights and experience the promises of our democracy. We witness how our justice system protects the law. That is why police officers are called law enforcement and not peace...

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Raising consciousness through conduct

The time is always right to do right. Dr. King recognized that what we do, affects who we are and how we think. At the Freedom Center, we refer to this concept of Dr. King’s as “the three C’s: Conduct, Character, and Consciousness” (Wilson). The essence of democracy...

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Power

In our society, change is reliant on power. Power is the ability to achieve purpose. It is the strength required to bring social, political, and economic change. A necessary factor in the demanding of love and justice. The powerful, never lose opportunities, they...

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