Posts by Martin Luther King Jr Freedom Center

Washington State Representative Debra Entenman joined our youth and staff for an online leadership seminar

“Don’t underestimate your abilities. All of the things we are learning will come to fruition in time, and it will be important for you to know the things that you have learned.” –Debra Entenman Washington State Representative Debra Entenman joined our youth and staff for an online leadership seminar and she dialoged with us about…

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Program Officer Jonathan Cunningham joined our youth and staff for an online leadership seminar

“While it’s important for young people to be able to drive, you don’t have to be able to to re-invent the wheel. There are many generations of activists, intellectuals and social justice warriors that have come before—familiarize yourself with their work.” –Jonathan Cunningham Our gratitude to Jonathan Cunningham for joining our youth and staff to…

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Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton joined our youth and staff for an online leadership seminar

“So much of what has to drive us going forward is taking a look at our history and what our ancestors and our people have come through, how hard they fought.” –Diana Becton Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton joined our youth and staff for an online leadership seminar to share her wisdom, experience…

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Washington State Representative Steve Bergquist joined staff and students for one of our online leadership seminars

“Now is the perfect time to be showing that our voices matter and we are making change happen.” Rep. Steve Bergquist Thanks to Steve Bergquist for joining us for one of our online leadership seminars. He dialoged with our youth and staff about his wealth of experience and insights learned while being a high school…

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Antioch City Council Member Lamar Thorpe joined out youth and staff for an online leadership seminar

“Community is so important, and there are certain principles of taking care of one another that are fundamental. At any moment we have to trust each other.” –Lamar Thorpe Lamar Thorpe joined out youth and staff for an online leadership seminar and shared his wisdom about the principles of fairness, providing opportunity and ethics that…

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Civil rights leaders Peggy Wallace Kennedy and retired Justice Mark Kennedy joined our youth and staff for an online leadership seminar

“There’s no better time to have a conversation about leadership. Leadership is what is going to bring us to a better America.” –Peggy Wallace Kennedy We are grateful and humbled that civil rights leaders Peggy Wallace Kennedy and retired Justice Mark Kennedy joined our youth and staff for an online leadership seminar. They have dedicated…

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Washington State Representative Jesse Johnson joined students and staff for an online leadership seminar

“I challenge you, as young people, to think about who in your own lives—whether it’s family, community or at school—is the most marginalized? What can you do, or what can you advocate for and elevate from their experience, to then benefit everyone else?” –Rep. Jesse Johnson Our youth and staff are grateful to Washington State…

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Andrew Kehoe brought a wealth of experience, insight and youthful energy to our online leadership seminar with youth and staff

“The leadership of YOU—to listen and be empathetic and continually put yourself in other peoples’ shoes—grows with importance as coalitions and issues get bigger.” –Andrew Kehoe Andrew Kehoe brought a wealth of experience, insight and youthful energy to our online leadership seminar with youth and staff. We discussed the importance of building coalitions, of asking…

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Vanessa Davis, Human Resources Community Relations Supervisor with UPS, joined our youth and staff for an online leadership seminar

●Use your talents to the best of your ability.●Persevere and learn from your mistakes.●See people and accept them as they are and build relationships. These are some of the insightful takeaways our youth and staff were honored to learn from our friend and colleague Vanessa Davis, who joined us for one of our online leadership…

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