Our CEO Reflects on the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Gina Fromer
C.E.O., Children’s Council of San Francisco

As we approach Monday’s celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. and prepare to honor his legacy, I wanted to lift up his message of peace and action.

These words have resonated with me in recent days as we experience the turmoil of our country’s rebirth into what I believe will be a more just, equitable, and peaceful future. In Dr. King’s words:

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability but comes through continuous struggle. And so, we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom.”

Children’s Council is working every day to further us on the road to that future. I hope you will join us on Monday to reflect on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy, and to pledge action that will honor his call to peaceful change.

I also encourage you to talk with your little ones about Dr. King. It’s never too early to talk to your children about civil rights, and there are many resources out there to help you navigate the conversation.

I came across this wonderful list of teacher-approved videos about Dr. King appropriate for kindergarten-aged children and older.

Thank you for your ongoing support of our community’s children, families and early educators.

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