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Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Stories | 01.15.21

We honor the contributions and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who has informed and inspired social justice and civil rights work since 1955 and continues to do so in the present through movements such as Black Lives Matter.

His community organizing, written and spoken word, civil disobedience, and the countless influential events of his life as a Black leader make him a figure of crucial importance to Adlerians and to any person fighting for justice for the Black community and any unheard community in today’s world.

Explore the resources below for education and to find ways to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 18 through action within yourself, in your community, and beyond.

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  • Assata’s Daughters – Black woman-led mentorship and leadership program in Chicago
  • Brave Space Alliance – Provides resources and advocacy for LGBTQIA+ people of color in the South and West sides of Chicago
  • Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation – Focuses on community organizing, affordable housing, and food justice
  • Circles & Ciphers – Hip-hop and art-infused restorative justice organization
  • Anti-Racism Coalition – A Vancouver organization promoting Black Shirt Day for Dr. King’s birthday to commemorate the ongoing struggle for civil rights fought by Black and racialized Canadians. The Vancouver Campus invites the Adler community to wear a black shirt on January 15 and sign the Anti-Racism Coalition’s petition.

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