I Have A Dream
On August 28, 1963, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech about a dream that inspired a generation. Fifty years later, the dream lives on.
As communities across the country prepare to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 20th (officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000!), we hope your community of faith might show this short film retelling the famous last four minutes of King’s, “I Have A Dream” speech.
The film’s producer, Rev. Elizabeth Myer Boulton hopes this film will be shared and viewed across the nation in schools, community gatherings, and congregations of all faiths. She said about the film, “We wanted to create a fresh and provocative short film to help inspire communities to ask the question: how far have we come on the journey to social justice and what must be done to achieve the dream King so eloquently articulated in 1963?”
“To be sure,” said Rev. Allan Boesak, one of South Africa’s leading voices against the country’s policy of apartheid, “Dr. King’s vision and passion captured the global imagination but we cannot do justice to his memory unless we recommit ourselves anew to the world he so eloquently envisioned. It is our hope that this January, individuals and communities around the world will watch this film, remember a young preacher from the south who changed the world, and be challenged once again to see that ‘injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’”
It is our hope that leaders far and wide will share this film as a tool for creating communities of conversation and action; communities that will recommit themselves to working together, praying together, struggling together, and standing up for freedom together.
So, if you know a church, a church leader, a friend, a cousin, a grandpa, or a crazy aunt who you think might like to watch this film or use it in their church, please pass it along! We need folks to see SALT stuff; to see it, read it, hear it, taste it, enjoy it, and respond to it!
The SALT Team