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So I was just at an Occupy Salem meeting, and there were a lot of interesting ideas going around, some of which seem like they could be pretty cool to bring to Northfield. One that I especially liked was to do a Martin Luther King Day event that focuses on the issues of poverty and economic injustice that were his main focus in the last years of his life (this story gives a quick rundown on some of his ideas: http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=2269). "True compassion," King said, "is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring." Anyways, we should consider having an event that talks about this overlooked part of his legacy. I bet Terrance Wiley could help with that, too.
So let me know if you agree, or if you've seen any other good ideas out there that you all want to try.
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