Martin Luther King, Jr., Day!

I had to dedicate a post to MLK Day.

I work for the I Have a Dream Foundation, after all.

(Okay, the Colorado “I Have a Dream” Foundation. Just to be clear, if you didn’t already guess that I’m living in Denver).

Today, we took about 12 Dreamers (the kids in the program) to the annual Marade in Denver (Marching Parade if you didn’t get that…it took me about six months) to celebrate everything MLK stood for, and still stands for.

Many of the kids I work with still face the issues he was trying to overcome, and that is the mission of the overall I Have a Dream Foundation: to level the playing field, to get equal access to education for all. I could get on my soapbox and overload you with my opinions and experiences about how messed up our education system is, but I won’t. I’ll just leave you with this quote and a photo collection. Because if a photo collection (and a quote) won’t put you in a MLK-Day mood, nothing will.

“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”  -Martin Luther King, Jr.

p.s. To protect those involved I tried not to show any faces. Except a few strangers. If you’re one of the peeps in these pics and are highly offended I’m showing you grab a cup o’ joe from a kid, let me know and I definitely remove it.