I celebrated my birthday today with my mom, Camille, my sister, Julia, and Fr. Sony
(a priest in Blue Mountain Lake, NY). Fr. Sony passed along a message that stuck with me, "Even though you are not in Haiti, you can still provide a service: teaching about the victims; writing about the tragedy; listening to the people affected, are all forms of service.
And while today is my birthday, it’s not a day I am "celebrating." It is, however, a day I am using to reflect on the people affected by the devastation in Haiti, and it’s also day for me to reflect on Dr. King’s mission: SERVICE.
If Dr. King were alive today, he would be a pioneer for the Writers Against Racism movement. He knew the power of words. He also knew the power of action. It’s a lesson we can teach through literature. I hope you’ll watch the video and then share the service project you worked on with the Obama administration.