On Monday our offices are closed in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King’s birthday is now a national day of service, and we look forward to joining our community in service and remembrance.
Dr. King’s legacy is important and informs our work of creating access to capital and opportunities for communities of color, recognizing that traditional systems are not yet serving these communities at a rate that reflects our cities’ demographics nor the demand for services.
Dr. King’s legacy resonates across the world, and there are physical monuments to it across our nation. Dr. King’s example influenced movements around the world, including Gandhi’s nonviolent actions in India, the Solidarity movement under Soviet occupation in Poland, and Nelson Mandela’s struggle against apartheid in South Africa. The King Center in Atlanta is working to achieve Dr. King’s vision of a free and equal world by expanding opportunity, fighting racism, and working to end all forms of discrimination. The King Papers Project (a collection of all Dr. King’s speeches, letters, and other writings) is housed at Stanford. Martin Luther King’s memorial in Washington DC was completed in 2011.
Share your favorite Dr. King quotes with us on social media @mainstlaunch. We’ll see you on Monday for our “day on”.