Last Saturday thousands came together in DC to pay homage to the March on Washington which took place 60 years ago, the march where Dr. King spoke of that unforgettable dream. This commemoration was a powerful stand against the threat to Dr. King’s dream – the vision of a united nation prevailing over hatred and bigotry. Even though I wasn’t physically there, the significance of the event and its message hit home.
There’s this incredible clip I stumbled upon by one of the speakers – Sacha Baron Cohen, yep, the man behind “Borat.” While he’s known to make us laugh, his words in this clip really made me pause. His message is clear: hate and lies are conscious choices we make, while unity and solidarity are the tools we can use to push back against these destructive forces.
In a time when misinformation and division are prevalent in our lives, the call to action couldn’t be clearer. We’ve got to actively choose unity over division and truth over lies.
It’s about standing together, strong in purpose and resolve, and filling in the gaps that falsehoods try to create.
Take a moment to check out this short but powerful clip that really resonated with me: Sacha Baron Cohen’s Remarks at the 60th Anniversary of March on Washington. Forgive the very short ad – I did not know how to clip it out. You can skip it after a few seconds.
It’s a call to action, a reminder that we each possess the ability to champion truth and empathy. Let’s choose to lead others toward a future where Dr. King’s dreams are more than just words – they’re living realities.