Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 2022 | January 17
MLK Day is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the most prominent voice who played a key role during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Dr. King tirelessly advocated for racial injustice and equal rights in America. In his famous speech, “I Have a Dream,” Dr. King spoke passionately during the March of Washington for jobs and freedom. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. transformational leadership and life’s achievements are remembered and celebrated on this day. As a civil rights leader Dr. King helped push forward the Freedom to Vote Act. As a result, in August 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law.
How you can take action on this day of remembrance
The family of Dr. Martin Luther King has requested that as part of this day of service, you spend time learning about and advocating for the voting rights bills that will ensure equal access to voting in local and national elections for all.
While YouTube didn't exist 57 years ago, you can still watch as Dr. King calls for the immediate implementation of the voting rights bill in 1965.
To honor Dr. King's legacy and challenge citizens to engage in volunteer services and give back to communities around you. Learn how you can engage with your community while honoring the legacy of Dr. King at AmeriCorps' MKL Day of Service website.
At The King Center, you can find a listing of books by Dr. King.
Honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with living history interpreter John W. McCaskill as he chronicles the last five years of King’s life and shares other stories of the individuals who fought to end racial segregation and discrimination in the United States. Watch live on January 17.
Celebrate National Hispanic Month 2021 | September 15—October 15
National Hispanic Heritage Month is a period from September 15th to October 15th in the United States that honors and recognizes the contributions and influence of Hispanic and Latino Americans that have impacted our history, culture, and achievements of the United States. National Hispanic Heritage month has been celebrated nationwide through festivals, art shows, conferences, parades, community gatherings, and much more. This month, we invite you to learn more about what makes this 30-day celebration so meaningful. Together, we can all show our gratitude to the Hispanic and Latino communities in this country, this month and every day.
Learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month
- Hispanic Heritage Month! - YouTube
- Events & Activities- The Hispanic Society of America hosts multiple events and activities
Support local and other Hispanic & Latino-Owned businesses!
Rhode Island Restaurants
Support Your Local Hispanic-Owned Businesses!
- Lucy’s Cake Shop, 256 Park Ave, Worcester, Ma 01609
- Sazon Latino, Chandler St., Worcester, Ma 01069
- El Patron, 192 Harding St., Worcester, Ma 01064
- Brisa, 12 Boylston St., Worcester, Ma 01605
Roberto Enrique Clemente Walker is a Puerto Rican professional baseball right fielder who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Clemente was the first player from the Caribbean and Latin America to win a World Series as a starting position player, National League Award, and World Series Award. Major League Baseball renamed its annual Commissioner’s Award in his honor. Now known as the Roberto Clemente Award, that is given to the player who “best exemplifies” the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement, and individual’s contribution to his team. He often did a lot of charity work and delivered baseball equipment and food to those in need.
Sonia Maria Sotomayor is an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. She was nominated by President Barack Obama on May 26, 2009, and has served since August 8, 2009. She is the third woman to hold the position. Sotomayor is the first Hispanic woman, and Latina member of the Court. During her tenure on the Supreme Court, Sotomayor has been identified with concern for the rights of defendants, calls for reform of the criminal justice system, and making impassioned oppositions on issues of race, gender, and ethnic identity.
Women's History Month | March, 2021
Seven Hills Foundation proudly celebrates women around the world and recognizes Women’s History Month throughout the month of March. Due to the pandemic’s devastating impact on virtually all aspects of our lives, the significance of many historical movements—especially that of women’s suffrage—was overshadowed by the looming presence of COVID-19. This year’s theme, “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced,” is said to be a continuation of that established by The National Women’s History Alliance (NWHA) for 2020. The organization states, “The National Women’s History Alliance is determined that the important roles of multicultural suffragists and voting rights activists continue to be recognized and honored…We refuse to allow their voices to be silenced, even by a pandemic."
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.
To keep this conversation going, please go to Seven Hills Foundation Facebook page to honor Women’s History Month.
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Black History Month | February, 2021
This February, Seven Hills celebrates Black History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans, and a time for recognizing their central role in United States history. 2021’s theme is "The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity.” The Black Family, “recognizes the constant struggle of how families have been stereotyped and vilified from the days of slavery to our own time.” For virtual opportunities to celebrate, hosted by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History visit: https://asalh.org/festival/schedule-of-events/
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021
Today, The Bruce Wells Scholars Upward Bound Program, in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King & the Civil Rights Movement, presented the 2021 MLK Legacy Panel. Check out the video below for a deep and thoughtful conversation with Congressman Jim McGovern, and other local leaders and program alumni from across the country.
Learn more about today's guest panelists in the program guide. Download it here.
Seven Hills celebrates its culture of diversity and inclusion with both its staff of 4,600, and the individuals supported throughout the organization. We believe that "Strength Grows from Diversity." Our employees come to Seven Hills from 58 different countries and bring a richness of diverse backgrounds, talents, and experiences, which embodies the culture of acceptance that drives Seven Hills' mission and vision.
Our cultural competency as an agency does not begin and end with the recruitment of bilingual staff. Seven Hills has an agency-wide commitment toward understanding the language, beliefs, communication styles, actions, and values of all people.
Seven Hills supports a Diversity Committee of staff members who are guided by a mission and vision:
“To provide and encourage sharing and learning through promoting a culture of respect and developing a community of inclusion of all forms of diversity.”
"To be a model of progressive enlightenment which nurtures, dignifies, and values individuals of all backgrounds and beliefs, while promoting an inclusive and respectful work environment."