Masharika Prejean Maddison, Executive Director of Parents for Public Schools – San Francisco (PPS-SF) reflects on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
It has always been difficult to speak truth to power. But, when we remain silent, we are more than cowards, we become part of the problem.
In case you don’t follow Twitter, this is what’s happening today… I wish I could be there. Thank you to all the folks peacefully protesting today, making our voices heard. #BlackLivesMatter! From far as the eye can see. #marchonwashington – This is what democracy looks like #blacklivesmatter http://t.co/yXSam2G0he — Anonymous (@YourAnonGlobal) December 13, 2014 LIVE […]
I recently received an open letter via email from Neva Walker, the Executive Director of Coleman Advocates. In it she explains why events in Ferguson are personal, and why they fuel her work for positive social change
Now that I am a parent, and my girls are old enough, I want to watch this film with them. My girls are biracial (like me) and I think it will be meaningful for them to see our family represented in the mix of families presented.
What would happen if you filmed your children’s experiences for 13 years from kindergarten through high school graduation and put it all together to make a film? If you were filmmakers, Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, the result would be a new film called American Promise. This film, which won a Sundance Jury Award, airs nationally on PBS on February 3, 2014.
This week I just couldn’t get enough of celebrating Rev. Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday. I come from a bi-racial family, and if it weren’t for his and others’ tireless work, my parents might not have come together.