This event is hosted by the Middlesex County Unit.
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Intersectionality of Local and Global Community- Living the Teachings of MLK in the Field of Social Work
Date: Monday, January 18th from 12:00-1:15pm
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Description: Vimmi Surti, Tina Maschi, and Joshua Collins invite NASW-NJ members+ to join us in a meaningful and motivational dialogue to discuss our past to inspire our future. On this very special, we day to honor the life and legacy of MLK and reflect upon his timeless teachings and how was a social worker are and/or can live the dream in practice. We also will discuss how we want to engage as a collective to support our members in their personal and professional growth so that we empower ourselves to empower our communities locally and globally.
MLK Inspirational Quotes from MLK for Pre-Event Reflection
•“Love is the only way”-MLK
•"True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice." —Stride Toward Freedom, 1958
•"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant." —Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, Oslo, Norway, 1964
•"Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals." —“A Tough Mind and a Tender Heart” sermon, August 30, 1959
•“We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor, it must be demanded by the oppressed.” —"Letter From Birmingham Jail," April 16, 1963
•"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." —"Letter from Birmingham Jail," April 16, 1963
•"Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope."—"I Have A Dream" speech, Washington, D.C., August 28, 1963
•"Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that." —Strength to Love, 1963
•“The time is always right to do what is right.” —Oberlin College commencement speech, 1965
•"Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education." —“The Purpose of Education” from Morehouse College student newspaper, The Maroon Tiger, 1947
•“If we are not careful, our colleges will produce a group of close-minded, unscientific, illogical propagandists, consumed with immoral acts. Be careful, 'brethren!' Be careful, teachers!” —“The Purpose of Education” from Morehouse College student newspaper, The Maroon Tiger, 1947