Day 3 - First Steps: Learn
"You mean it or you don't."
James Baldwin, 1984
Student: You said that the liberal façade and being a liberal is not enough. Well, what is? What is necessary?
Baldwin: Commitment. That is what is necessary. You mean it or you don’t.
James Baldwin, speech at UMass Amherst on February 28, 1984
"A certain ruler asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” ... When Jesus heard this, he said to him, "There is still one thing lacking. Sell all that you own and distribute the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me." But when he heard this, he became sad; for he was very rich."
Familiarize yourself with the origins of the Black Lives Matter movement. Visit www.blacklivesmatter.com/herstory/ to read about founders Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi.