MLK's Dream is Our Dream, Too

Who We Are | 01/18/2019

Jonah Edelman
Chief Executive Officer

Jonah is the CEO and Co-founder of Stand for Children.

It’s been more than 55 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, before a crowd of over 250,000 people, to deliver his enduring “I Have a Dream” speech. While our nation has undoubtedly progressed since 1963, many of the same problems King sought to address – racism, discrimination, economic injustice – continue to hold us back.

On Monday, as you celebrate Dr. King’s legacy, consider how you’ll contribute to creating a more equitable world where people of all walks of life come together in “a beautiful symphony of brotherhood.”

What kind of world do you want your children to inherit? What dreams do you have for their future? 

Stand for Children is committed to continuing Dr. King’s work by fighting for all children to receive the high-quality public education they deserve, especially those whose boundless potential is overlooked or under-tapped because of their skin color, zip code, first language, or disability.

Dr. King taught us all about the power of love and empathy, and how radical an act it can be to love and empathize in the face of hatred and hostility. Dr. King’s dream is our dream. Let’s continue to strive to make it a reality.

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