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Honoring the Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Honoring the Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Vermonters Give Back in Winooski to Honor MLK Legacy

Check out Rock Point School students Jeremiah & Yukiko recently featured in the Burlington Free Press painting at the Food Shelf as part of a day of service individuals undertook to honor Dr. King’s legacy.

Activities included card-making, painting the Winooski Food Shelf, building free libraries and shoveling out fire hydrants and entrances to city buildings. A community dinner at which Rep. Peter Welch was expected to speak was the finale for the day of service. Read More

Music Project Inspired by the Movement for Black Lives

Diocesan Communications Minister Maurice Harris, who has a background in music, recently produced a song and video inspired by the Movement for Black Lives as part of his doctoral studies in Ethical & Creative Leadership. He presented his work at a January 11 MLK Legacy Workshop hosted by the Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, OH.

In a message to the event attendees, Dr. Donna Hicks, author of Dignity and associate at Harvard Univeristy’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, wrote, “What Maurice is trying to do is revolutionary. He is using his multiple gifts as a musician to try to reach the profound injuries people have suffered from being treated as if they don’t matter. Music, if done skillfully, can reach those tragic, aching places.” Watch the Video

Sermon by Michael Eric Dyson

As our “Mountain” readers may recall, we read Dr. Michael Eric Dyson’s Tears We Cannot Stop as part of our Racial Reconciliation work around Acknowledgment and hearing first-person stories. Here’s a link to Dyson’s sermon at Duke University in commemoration of Dr. King. The message starts at the 46-minute mark. Watch the Video


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