"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
Martin Luther King Jr.
'I Have A Dream' Speech
Americans across the U.S. are celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy with a day of service. We reflect on his life and message by revisiting his celebrated I Have a Dream speech in its entirety.

INSTITUTIONAL RACISM: Discriminatory treatment, unfair policies and practices, inequitable opportunities and impacts within organizations and institutions, all based on race, that routinely produce racially inequitable outcomes for people of color and advantages for White people. Individuals within institutions take on the power of the institution when they reinforce racial inequities.
Defining Institutional Racism
(3 Minutes)

Read this article to get a better understanding of what institutional racism is, the history of it, as well as current day examples of it.
Institutional Racism in the US explained through
a Michael Jackson song

Video Description from YouTube: Segregation officially ended with the civil rights movement. However, as Michael Jackson pointed out, the legacies of segregation are still alive in US institutions including housing, education and the criminal justice system. This is how institutionalized racism keeps people of color down in the US.
Fight For Our Lives

Fight For Our Lives is a network of students from across New Mexico working to uplift and empower youth through civic engagement, leadership development, and non-violent strategic direct action. 
For any questions about the challenge please reach out to Denise Nava of the Albuquerque Community Foundation or Hannah Royer of United Way of Central New Mexico.
If after reading this newsletter you felt that there are other co-workers, friends or family members you feel may benefit from the challenge, feel free to send them the link to sign up for the challenge found below!