We are pleased to announce a partnership between the Stanford Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute and Springmatter.org. The partnership will result in educational materials, workshops, and resources to expand the scope of the Liberation Curriculum. Plans are being made to formally launch this partnership on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King, April 4th, 2018.
“Preparing our youth to live in today’s world and to solve societies complex problems requires intentional teaching on diversity at very young ages. In fact, no age is too young to begin explaining and emphasizing the value of diverse backgrounds,” said Peter Tchoryk, Jr., Fund Advisor for Springmatter.org. “Central to the teaching of diversity are the ideals for which Dr. King gave his life and we’re honored to partner with Dr. Clayborne Carson (Founder and Director of the Stanford MLK Institute), to create educational materials that promote diversity in the context of Dr. King’s vision.”
Dr. Carson emphasized, “The success of democracy itself depends on the ability of the populace to understand and make decisions that have life and death implications, not just in one country, but the world over. Democracy and diversity are still a work in progress.”
“Our society needs to embrace the moral and social obligations that come with democratic process,” said Mr. Tchoryk. “In particular, the self-evident truth from our Declaration of Independence, ‘that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”
“Dr. King was an advocate for human rights, not just civil rights, and firmly believed we all have a moral obligation to stand up for social justice,” said Dr. Carson. “I’m thrilled to partner with Springmatter and expand our efforts to teach the world about Dr. King’s philosophies.”