Please Contribute: Reflecting on the 43rd anniversary of MLK's assassination

posted Apr 4, 2011, 3:51 PM by MLK Community Build   [ updated Apr 4, 2011, 3:55 PM ]

Today marks the 43rd anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination in Memphis, TN.

Though not an anniversary to be celebrated, it is an opportune time for reflection on Dr. King's life and legacy, on the state of our communities and their various "isms," and on ourselves and our experiences.  Such reflection is often deeply personal and private, but if we were all to share our thoughts and experiences publicly, just imagine the powerful educational, unifying, healing effects.

That's why today we are announcing the arrival of the MLK Community Build's "Community Blog!"

The MLK Community Build wants to foster dialogue and expression about equality and social justice topics among the entire Ithaca/Tompkins County community and beyond.  This blog was created to help achieve that goal and will eventually become a rich collection of perspectives, experiences, and creativity which showcases the true character of our community, local and beyond.

ANYONE can contribute, no matter who you are or where you live.
  • Please submit your original content (text, video, images, audio, etc.) pertaining to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his writings - in particular, Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community, or anything else that may be related/connected to equality and social justice to us at
  • Please ensure that your contribution is respectful and appropriate for audiences of all ages.
  • Include your name and any other information about yourself (e.g. your bio, contact info., etc.) with your submission.  If you wish to remain anonymous, please give us some contextual info. (e.g. age, gender, racial/ethnic identity, etc.).
  • Please allow us between 1-5 days to review your blog and post it.  We reserve the right to censor sections of content (and in extreme cases, reject entire blogs) which we find disrespectful and/or inappropriate. 

As we reflect on the 43rd anniversary of a historical tragedy, let's honor Dr. King by continuing his work to achieve a "beloved community."

Deepest Thanks,