Posted on Friday, January 15, 2021

Posted by Marylia Kelley

This month, we at Tri-Valley CAREs commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on what would have been his 90th Birthday. We celebrate his wisdom, persistence, eloquence and commitment to peace, justice and nonviolence.

Throughout his adult life, Dr. King spoke publicly about need for racial justice and nuclear disarmament. For example, in speaking out against nuclear weapons testing, he said, “What will be the ultimate value of having established social justice in a context where all people, Negro and White, are merely free to face destruction by Strontium-90 or atomic war?”

On this occasion, we note, too, that Coretta Scott King was a noted social justice advocate and nuclear disarmament activist in her own right. Among her many accomplishments, King was a delegate for Women Strike for Peace, representing the group at numerous venues including an international conference in Vienna.

It is up to us to carry on their legacy, and to achieve a world of greater peace and justice. Here at Tri-Valley CAREs we are continually inspired and motivated by this vision. Join us!

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