I recently re-read Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” after the verdicts in Ferguson, Missouri and New York, where police officers were acquitted for the killings of two unarmed African American men.
Do you engage in the practice of setting New Year’s resolutions? I was struck by this New York Times piece on the idea of tossing aside the practice of New Year’s resolutions, and instead embracing the idea of personal mission statement.
Yes, you read that right, a personal mission statement.
Last week, Movement Makers from the first two cohorts gathered to continue their work together. It became very clear moments into gathering that our hearts belonged with those expressing collective outrage at the failure of accountability for the deaths of Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and many others killed at the hands of police.
More than 1,200 anti-violence organizations, serving millions of survivors, have come together to ask the NFL to invest significantly in a long-term, comprehensive community engagement strategy and a multi-faceted public awareness campaign to end violence against women and girls. Learn more about how you can get involved. #NFLGamechanger