Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
Today, Points of Light took an important first step. In partnership with Morehouse College, we are proud to publicly launch a new initiative called, Listen. Learn. Act to End Racism. It was designed to empower businesses, nonprofits and individuals to use their influence to fight against systemic racism.
This initiative will provide people with the opportunity to listen and learn from leaders in the racial equity movement, partner organizations, grassroots organizers and everyday people who have experienced racism and are fighting against injustice. Each conversation will provide strategies for taking action and resources for deeper learning so that participants can have the tools necessary to launch effective social issue campaigns in their communities.
On Thursday, Nov. 19 at 1 p.m. ET, we will be hosting our first conversation, Moving Forward: Taking Action on Race and Equity, moderated by Points of Light's president & CEO, Natalye Paquin, with special guests:
- Bernice A. King, CEO of The King Center;
- Michael Smith, executive director of My Brother’s Keeper Alliance; and
- Frederick J. Riley, executive director of the Aspen Institute’s Weave: The Social Fabric Project.
We invite you to join us for this incredibly relevant and important conversation - a first step we can all take together. Registration Link >>