As we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr., let us take time to read his words, and take renewed breath for the work ahead of us in 2013, the work that will lead to a more just and humane world for all children.
Martin Luther King Jr. said, in response to his highly controversial position against the Vietnam War: "I have worked too long now, and too hard to get rid of segregation in public accommodations to turn back to the point of segregating my moral concern. Justice is indivisible. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. And wherever I see injustice, I'm going to take a stand against it whether it's in Mississippi or in Vietnam."
Let's today, tomorrow and the days after that, in his memory, fight together for equality, opportunity and justice for all children whether they be in New York, Detroit, Kibera, Kumasi, Manila, or Port au Prince. All our world's children deserve the human right of safe and secure quality education to fulfill their dreams.