“I believe unconditionally in the ability of people to respond when they are told the truth. "
— Septima Clark, Architect of the Civil Rights Movement
Dear SPARK Community:
We hope that this email finds you well and taking care of yourself during these challenging long winter days. As we move to the middle of February, we wanted to take this opportunity to continue to highlight Black History Month, and ways to honor and celebrate it in February and beyond.
While a commitment to kindness, justice and antiracism is ongoing and not confined to any month, Black History Month is an invitation to all of us. It is an opportunity to uncover the truth about historic racism so that we can effectively address injustice going forward.
We commit to continuing to learn together and celebrating the truth of Black History and the role of BIPOC in US History. We hope that the resources below are helpful and informative in that process. Personally, I was so thrilled to learn about and gain a new hero in Septima Poinsette Clark, an educational leader and someone who Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement." I have benefited immensely from hearing her story and watching the video about the Citizenship Schools below.
In Kindness + Justice, Christine Guthery
For the SPARK Kindness Team