01.13.2021|Inside Verizon

Through the teachings of Dr. King, we can move forward together.

By: Rebecca Nicole Laming

Take a look at new MLK-inspired resources on our Race and Social Justice Action Toolkit.

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"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

When we first launched our Race and Social Justice Action Toolkit last summer, we acknowledged that conversations on race and social justice are not easy. That's precisely why they are necessary. For there to be any real and sustainable change, we have to engage in open and honest dialogue, no matter how uncomfortable it may be.

Dr. King's teachings implored the world to listen closely, speak freely and come together peacefully to strengthen our humanity. If anything, his words are even more powerful and relevant today as we work to address systemic racism and continued injustice.

In honor of MLK Day, we worked with V Teamers across our BOLD Employee Resource Group and our #Next20 editorial team to source books and resources that reflect his indelible impact and lasting legacy. We updated the toolkit with these new additions so that everyone has access to a constellation of MLK-inspired content.

We will continue to share new recommendations from employees and encourage you to comment below if there are any other books, movies or resources you would like to see included. Together, we can pave the way for progress, with the lessons of Dr. King leading us forward.

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