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By Kellie Anderson-Picallo
January 13, 2011
Justice is what love looks like. These powerful words from Cornell West shape and inspire all of us who strive toward building a more inclusive and welcoming world and community. For the week of January 17th Auburn lifts up Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. for Today’s Religious Leader. Watch this clip from his last speech and be inspired in your work to trouble the waters and heal the world. This is just one of the resources this week on the Auburn Web site.
Plan for MLK Day This week across the country the excellent documentary resource Have You Heard from Johannesburg is furthering the conversation around racial equality through events. Have You Heard from Johannesburg, a Clarity Films Production, is a powerful seven-part documentary series by two-time Academy Award® Nominee Connie Field and documents the history of the global movement to end the apartheid system in South Africa in the 1980s. Click here to learn more and use this film in your community.
StoryCorps This week Auburn features a powerful story from Rev. James Seawood who remembers how African-American families were forced out of when the schools attempted to integrate. A powerful reminder of the lengths that have been achieved toward racial equality and the lengths that still need to be accomplished. Click here to listen to this StoryCorps story. Auburn is proud to partner with StoryCorps to provide all Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, preserve and share their stories. Click here to learn more about StoryCorps.
Documentary to Track January is the perfect month to bring a documentary screening to your community and Auburn recommends A Small Act. Click here to learn more about the film and offers free curriculum for compelling discussion.
All Things Catholic (John Allen)