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Combating Indifferences towards Homelessness

This Saturday the Freedom Center visited an encampment to meet with two comrades, Andrea and Greg, in Oakland. Greg and Andrea, two people with very different philosophies, have learned to live together. Their struggle of homelessness is one that requires forgiveness...

To Be of Use

Common good or I feel good? You don’t put a band-aid on a broken leg. Hand you an ice pack when you’re bleeding out. Give you a dollar and ignore your concussion. Where are you going to spend it when you can’t walk? That’s benefitting me alone. I feel like I did...

Organizing to Move Forward

We have goals that we not only want to achieve but need to achieve. Theories, practices, and challenges take us down the road to justice. Square wheels will not move us. Triangular wheels delay the much-needed process. Organizing, constructing relationships, and...

Hopeful World

In the morning, the sun rises,Hope across the world. Toddlers play, parents watch, hand out applesauceJoyous world. In the temple, monks meditate.Peaceful world. In the Capitol, white supremacists murder.Mocking democracy and the peopleFear wounds, fear...

The Power of Love

Love is a tool. It is a valuable resource that transforms our community into becoming a more unified and peaceful place. There are multiple ways to use love. To better our society, we have to use the power of love with good intent and for justice. White supremacy and...

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Work for a More Just Education System

Educational institutions have a habit of dismissing themselves from students' circumstances. They claim that it is outside their jurisdiction therefore it is not their concern. This habit contributes to our children becoming left behind. It takes dedicated work to...

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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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