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Equality for All

With the recent events demonstrating continued racism, inequality and lack of conscience, we are heart broken for all black individuals and for all humanity. I send my prayers to each family affected by the loss of a loved one.

Let's look at several individuals and their thoughts on equality below, not in any specific order. As far as I am concerned in Gods' eyes all people are created equal and loved. We each have a role to play in creating change.

What will you do?

"I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept." Angela Y. Davis. You may not know of Angela Yvonne Davis. She is an American political activist, philosopher, academic, and author. She is a professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz. ... She is the author of over ten books on class, feminism, and the U.S. prison system.

This is what is happening in the streets of our cities. The grassroots efforts of our citizens, together, are standing up for the things they cannot accept nor continue to live with. I applaud their grassroots efforts. I reiterate - We each have a role to play in creating change.

What will you do?

“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” Abraham Lincoln

"If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals." J. K. Rowling

"I speak not for myself but for those without voice... those who have fought for their rights... their right to live in peace, their right to be treated with dignity, their right to equality of opportunity, their right to be educated."Malala Yousafzai

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality." Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood."

Martin Luther King, Jr.

“We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights. It is time now to write the next chapter-and to write it in the books of law.” Lyndon B. Johnson

“We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others.” Will Rogers

"If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity." John F. Kennedy

Our Living Her Legacy art/education project movement mission is to recognize women's accomplishments to inspire girls' futures (especially for under served populations). We know that women have been overlooked for years and years for their accomplishments, lack of equal pay, health decisions, undergone abuse etc. These are only one part of the equality needed for all humanity. You can learn more here:

In the International Zonta organization we work to empower women worldwide through service and advocacy. Zonta International envisions a world in which women's rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential.

In such a world, women have access to all resources and are represented in decision making positions on an equal basis with men. In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence. You can learn more here:

I reiterate - We each have a role to play in creating change.

What will you do?

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