In the documentary series, Daughters of Destiny, about the Shanti Bhavan School, there’s a scene of a sex education class where boys are taught to take responsibility to protect and value girls and women.
The series, about a boarding school that provides a free preK-12 education for India’s most impoverished children, demonstrates what’s possible when we work together to benefit our society.
To me, the Black Lives Matter, Me Too, and Women’s Movements speak to a similar ideology – that we must empathetically care for and about each other. It’s also this ideology that leads us, year after year, to celebrate the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King.
Our willingness to have a dialogue, speak honestly and take the risk of saying something when we see something helps us to strengthen and protect our local, state, national and global communities. And, there’s no better or more urgent time to do this than right now.