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‘I Have a Dream’ is MLK’s most radical speech
‘I Have a Dream’ is MLK’s most radical speech — not because of what he said then, but because of how America has changed since
US celebrates Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s national holiday on January 16th. Over the last 60 years of replaying King’s most famous speech “I Have a Dream”, the concept of racial integration still terrifies many. What is integration? “Integration is not just hanging out (together). It’s having access to credit, it’s seeing the value of your home increase, it’s accumulating wealth,” says Leonard Steinhorn. “It involves employment, quality education and all of those things together…many White Americans prefer something called virtual integration where their primary exposure to Black people comes through TV series, movies and ads. In that virtual world, King’s dream comes alive.” How much has US changed? Read CNN’s insights.
Order of Canada appointees far less diverse than the population, analysis shows
The Order of Canada is how Canada honours people who make extraordinary contributions to the nation. A new analysis shows that women and individuals from racially marginalized groups are still underrepresented at Order of Canada appointments. In 2022, the list of appointees was far less diverse than the Canadian population. Rideau Hall made a statement that it’s working to make Order of Canada appointments more diverse. CBC has the story.
Jobs from featured Diversity Employer: The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive.
Director of Policy Communications and Marketing, North America US$144-154k (annually)
Executive Coordinator to the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer (Hybrid) US$80-85k (annually)
Here’s the reason we should have more public holidays in Australia
Over the last 20 years, migration to Australia is becoming more diverse, shifting from the United Kingdom to Asian countries. Australians now wonder if they should represent their diverse cultures with public holidays. To celebrate multiculturalism, governments can send out greeting messages to communities. SBS news shares both sides of the story.
Diversity: Brecon Beacons aims to welcome more people
The Brecon Beacons are a mountain range, home to some of the most beautiful scenery in South Wales. It is the world’s 5th International Dark Sky Reserve, offering an exceptional quality of starry nights and an environment protected for scientific, natural, educational, cultural, heritage or public enjoyment. Over 4 million people visit the national park every year. New park authority members think the Brecon Beacons need to be more accessible to disabled, disadvantaged and ethnically diverse people. Currently, there are miles without stiles, creating paths for people who are using mobility wheels but more can be done. BBC explains more.
How to start a sustainable, affordable garden – right now
Every day, we see news talking about heavy snowfall, global warming flooding and monthly inflation. Here’s some good news. Although it is winter time, you can start a sustainable, affordable garden right now. Gardening has been around for as long as humans have been growing food. It can also improve mental health, focus, and concentration, for example: Improving mood, boosting self-esteem, providing exercise and improving attention span. Experts show how you can kick off a small, environmentally-conscious gardening project.