During coverage of the August 24 March on Washington celebrations, MSNBC asked viewers to share on Twitter how they were advancing Dr. King’s dream in their lives and work. #AdvancingtheDream became a trending topic on Twitter and Instagram, with people around the world sharing how they bring us closer to realizing a more just, humane world each day.
At Vanguard, we also wanted to join the conversation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Here’s how Vanguardians are keeping the dream moving forward.
I’m #advancingthedream (#promoviendoelsueño) by …
Amy: Working for a firm that tackles civil rights issues and fights for equitable access to health care, education and wellness.
Brandi: Working with causes and organizations who fight for justice and social change every single day.
Brenda: Working to ensure that every single child, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, health, economic status or sexual orientation, receives a high-quality education that leads to a fulfilling, purposeful life.
Brittany: Striving to always make others feel included regardless of their race, ethnicity, religion, health, economic status or sexual orientation.
Crystal: Considering others by the content of their characters and not by any other unfair, biased criteria, such as race, ethnicity, religion, health, economic status or sexual orientation.
Deanna: Raising my family in the city, where my kids live and learn side-by-side with people of many different races and ethnicities, language abilities, sexual orientations, and socio-economic realities.
Helen: Being part of a family in which each generation is more deliberately color-blind than the last.
Jane: Serving on the board of a school in the heart of Washington, D.C., which teaches children to do what Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote: “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.”
Kathy: Spreading the word of the injustice of profiling people and animals — whether it be racial, sexual, cultural, religious, or by species or breed — and practicing what I preach.
Kiran: Remembering every day that the U.S. is NOT a #postracial country … but it can be.
Leah: Living and working in strongest measure for diversity and inclusion by understanding culture and community go hand in hand with working for social change and social justice. Viviendo y trabajando en la medida más fuerte para diversidad e inclusión entendiendo la cultura y la comunidad van de la mano con el trabajo para cambio social y justicia social.
LeAnne: Teaching my kids that wonderful human beings come in all colors.
Maria: Partnering with an amazing group of colleagues to promote social justice each and every day.
Stephanie: Remembering that sacrifice is the difference between a moment and a movement.