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Writers Against Racism: A Birthday of Service

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.    



  1. George Edward Stanley says:

    Happy Birthday, dear Amy! Your life is such a blessing to your famiy and to others. You probably have no idea, really, just how many lives you’ve actually touched all around the world. I wish you many, many more birthdays! This country needs more people like you!

  2. Amy Bowllan says:

    George, I say with great humility, thank you. You continue to show me unwavering support, just like that of a wise sage. Thank you, Friend.

  3. Happy Belated Birthday, Amy!!! God bless you. :o)

  4. Happy belated Birthday. Sounds like a fabulous use of a good day.

  5. Amy Bowllan says:

    Thank you, both Tarie and Tanita! Lots of love to you.

  6. Video Production House says:

    That’s a noble act. Though you’re in a far away place, you can still take part in helping the people around the world by providing useful information. If you’re gonna be a part of a Commercial production (just like at you would have a lot of followers as you have already many of us here in cyberspace.