A note from our Founder + President:
These times we are currently facing are very important to help change the fabric from that of injustice and fear to that of hope and equality in our country. We need to learn and listen to what the challenges are from our fellow community members all around us at home and our neighboring communities. People need to feel safe to feel heard and peacefully demonstrate their frustration. This is an American problem but more importantly it is a global problem that we can not ignore anymore.
Let us as citizens of this great nation stand up now as we have in the past but with more vigil and less fear than ever about doing it perfect. We have battled previously for a country to be free of slavery and injustice, though obviously, there is more to be done. We should strive to be a nation of great humility, character, compassion and love for those that we may not necessarily look like or understand where they come from. I will leave some quotes to ponder from some of our civil rights leaders and what our country was built upon in order to achieve these needed values.
“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”
“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”
“Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
— Just a few from the great Dr. Martin Luther King
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.”
“Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves”
— President Abraham Lincoln
"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe."
"The life of a nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous."
"Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning."
— Frederick Douglass