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Boulder Friends and AFSC mark Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Boulder Friends and AFSC mark Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Published: January 26, 2012
Jordan Garcia and Boulder Friends 1-15-12

Jordan Garcia (standing, in blue shirt) visits with Boulder Friends during an AFSC-led program examining Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s call to work against injustice. Jordan is Immigrant Ally Organizing Director for AFSC in Colorado.

Photo: AFSC / Jennifer Piper

The Boulder (Colorado) Meeting of Friends hosted AFSC Colorado staff Jennifer Piper and Jordan Garcia for an interactive program to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day this year. Jennifer and Jordan reflected on the words of Dr. King and his "commitment to and belief in the intersections of injustice and liberation."

There followed an activity known as "The Web" which helped participants gain a deeper understanding of the intersections of injustice, where they fit in, and how they can take action. Friends reflected on how we can relate to Dr. King's call to "speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for the victims of our nation, for those it calls 'enemy,' for no document from human hands can make these humans any less our brothers and sisters."

The program finished with a "brief worship space contemplating what this means for the Meeting's outward presence on issues of economic justice, peace and poverty."

Friends in Boulder have been strong supporters of AFSC Colorado's work over many years. In 2011, Friends contributed over $5000 to AFSC Colorado through a grocery certificate program.

[With thanks to Linda Jacobson and the Miscellany newsletter of Boulder Meeting of Friends, January 2012]