UU Mom (uu_mom) wrote in pg_race_matters,
UU Mom

President Obama Gives Us Charge & Farewell as PGers Start #PGResist #PrinceGeorgesCounty #PGCounty

Barack Obama with sign language interpreter at Prince George's Community College in 2007
President Obama gave us a charge in his final speech, "...you are the best supporters and organizers anyone could hope for, and I will forever be grateful. Because yes, you changed the world.... I am asking you to hold fast to that faith written into our founding documents; that idea whispered by slaves and abolitionists; that spirit sung by immigrants and homesteaders and those who marched for justice; that creed reaffirmed by those who planted flags from foreign battlefields to the surface of the moon; a creed at the core of every American whose story is not yet written: Yes We Can."

Yes we can participate in our democracy and be the resistance to racism, war, and other acts of hate and oppression. Prince George's People's Coalition met with several organizations (see details and photos on Facebook), including ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) which is gearing up to march on Jan. 20. Prince Georgians who will be joining them suggested the use of the hashtag #pgresist.

Also take note of a discussion on the book "The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement" by Rev. Barber at Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church on Jan. 15 - see this PDF with the announcement.

Please share.

Note: The above photo of Barack Obama was taken at Prince George's Community College in 2007 before most people even knew who he was.
Tags: democracy, march, obama, racial justice, resist, social action, social justice

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