Tuesday, January 22, 2013

In Cambridge, a day of service and remembrance for Inauguration, MLK

From Massachusetts-

On a bright Saturday afternoon, dozens of area middle school and high school students gathered in small circles with adult neighbors to engage in a frank discussion about the state of race and equality today and to reflect on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The event was a precursor to the city-sponsored day of service Jan. 21 at City Hall, which also included a watching party for the second inauguration of President Barack Obama, a remembrance ceremony for King at the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Central Square, and the Many Helping Hands 365 annual day of service.

Inside the Area 4 Youth Center on Jan. 19, eighth and ninth graders Jakigh Dottin, Sylvester Joseph and Isais Berhe mulled on the connection between wealth and power and how inequality is often drawn along the lines of poverty. They weighed the consequences of what it means to stand up for an ideal when everyone else is going with the grain.

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