Archive | January, 2011

Happy Martin Luther King Day!

17 Jan

We talk a lot about what it means to be healthy over here at HKI.  What it means to eat right, and exercise regularly and prevent chronic diseases caused by obesity.  But I think Martin Luther King Day is a good day to remember that there are many reasons that people in Rosedale (and many other urban communities) can’t easily feed their families healthy food or exercise safely outside.   And that is a good reminder of why we work on advocacy issues – we want to create a community where the healthy choice is the easy choice for everyone in the Rosedale community, regardless of race, economic status, education or age.

I’ll close with a few quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr:

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

“Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.”

 

Happy Martin Luther King Day, Rosedale.  May we continue to work to make the community of Rosedale (and the world) better and healthier.