Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day 2017 #MLKDay #MartinLutherKingJr #ThankYouMLK50
Today Adafruit honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King Jr: I Have A Dream (video).
A few logistics for customers, Adafruit will not be shipping orders Monday January 15 2018 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Expedited orders placed after 11am ET Friday January 12 will go out Tuesday January 16.
“The time is always right to do what is right.”
“The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice.”
For Adafruit team members, today is a paid day off, it’s a recognized and observed paid day off, service and volunteering is encouraged. Additionally, Adafruit team members have 3 paid days off for charity.
Looking at some stats only about 42% of US companies recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day and less than 16% of manufacturing companies. We have been told that “paid days off” decrease productivity, we’ve seen the opposite, people care about the company they work for, the values it has and the things & people celebrated.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?”
Martin Luther King, Jr. day is uniquely American. Many countries have Independence days, labor days and religious holidays, this holiday is ours and only ours that recognizes devotion to human rights.
“Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline.”
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter”.
Celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. – PBS.
Celebrate MLK at These Historic Civil Rights Sites in the Village – NYC.
We are angry, frustrated, and in pain because of the violence and murder of Black people by the police because of racism. We are in the fight AGAINST RACISM. George Floyd was murdered, his life stolen. The Adafruit teams have specific actions we’ve done, are doing, and will do together as a company and culture. We are asking the Adafruit community to get involved and share what you are doing. The Adafruit teams will not settle for a hash tag, a Tweet, or an icon change. We will work on real change, and that requires real action and real work together. That is what we will do each day, each month, each year – we will hold ourselves accountable and publish our collective efforts, partnerships, activism, donations, openly and publicly. Our blog and social media platforms will be utilized in actionable ways. Join us and the anti-racist efforts working to end police brutality, reform the criminal justice system, and dismantle the many other forms of systemic racism at work in this country, read more @ adafruit.com/blacklivesmatter
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