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We Remember Bayard Rustin
Today marks the anniversary of the death of Bayard Rustin.

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Learn about Father Gregory Boyle, one of this year's Ella's Awardees.

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A celebration of the legacy of Malcolm X on his birthday.

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Exactly Forty-four years ago today Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot to death on a motel balcony in Memphis, TN. He was only 39 years old-- meaning he would have 83 years old this year. What would King think about Occupy?

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Understanding Cesar Chavez
  Cesar Chavez Day, March 31st, is the birthday celebration of a farm worker, hero, Latino civil rights leader, and labor icon who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded what is known as the United Farm Workers.  California is the only state to create an official holiday to celebrate Cesar Chavez even though Chavez’s work was felt throughout the nation and continues to be so necessary today. 

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Celebrating Black History
Howard Thurman: Spirituality & Social Change   Join Dr. Liza Rankow and others Tuesday, Feb. 21st at 7PM, for a special introduction to the life and legacy of Dr. Howard Thurman. The event is free and open to the public. (See details at end of this post.)

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“The Interrupters” (@TheInterrupters) is a documentary by Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz that follows the work of an organization called CeaseFire (@CeaseFire_IL) and it’s efforts to fight violence on the streets of Chicago. CeaseFire outreach workers, many of whom have had a past history of violent crimes, connect with youth to try to prevent violence through counselin

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The Violence Interrupters
Ever watch something and knew almost immediately that what you were watching was important, amazing, and groundbreaking? As soon as it was done you went and told everybody- making pleas with them to watch the movie for their own benefit.

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We must rapidly begin the shift from a "thing-oriented" society to a "person-oriented" society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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