Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – We must come to see that human progress never rolls in on the wheels of inevitability. It comes through the tireless efforts and the persistent work of dedicated individuals who are willing to be co-workers with God. And without this hard work, time itself becomes an ally of the primitive forces of social stagnation. So we must help time and realize that the time is always ripe to do right.
Reprinted in Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man from a speech in Washington D.C. March 68.
Concerned about Racial Justice?
Over the last year we’ve been learning more about systemic racism and how painful it has been to Black, Indigenous and other people of colour.
Once you know — you can’t unknow but now what do you do about it?
This is an invitation to be part of a small working group of committed people who want to work on actions of inclusion and reconciliation within the BUC and broader community. The Environmental Action Committee is an example of how small actions can lead to progress.
Please join us and be part of positive change.
Quote from Jesse Thistle FB page — Author of From the Ashes July/21
Thanks to those who took a little time to reflect on Canada Day. I got my haircut yesterday – the first in months – and all the factory workers and barbers in the Crow’s Nest shop were wearing orange. These were regular-ass white middle-aged Tim Horton-drinking Canadian factory workers taking the time to honour, one of them said, the lives lost, the bodies discovered. That’s something. I have never seen anything like this in my whole life, regular people caring and standing up for Indigenous people. Thank you to those guys in the barbershop and everyone else who stood up. Things are starting to change. Mega respect to my boy Tristan.