If you haven’t checked out Mando’s guest op-ed column in the Statesman, take a minute to stop what you’re doing, and read it. You’ll be glad you did!
For many, the upcoming MLK Day of Service has a particular place in the history of our country. The significance of this day of remembrance and celebration of the life and message of Dr. King, coming just three days before the swearing in of the 44th president of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama, cannot be underestimated.
It is forty years since the assassination of Dr. King in Memphis, Tennessee. In many ways, the recent election result feels like the end of a long and harrowing journey for our country. The paradox being that at the same time, our incoming presidents’ inauguration is also the start of something new. The start of change. The start of hope. Real hope renewed at a profound level for our citizens’ and our country.