“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.“- Martin Luther King, Jr.
“There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why… I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?” – Robert Kennedy
Two powerful leaders, two compelling and inseparable dreams.
Named for Civil Rights Leader Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., King Park in Indianapolis has a rich history in the community. In 1968, Robert F. Kennedy spoke to those gathered there to hear his campaign speech, but instead had to break the news that King had been assassinated. The park is now home to the Peace Memorial which honors the contributions of both slain leaders.
Frequently, we ask our workshop participants to take a walk, reflect on their community, world, and environment and contemplate what their dreams might be for creating peace. We can hardly think of a more relevant place in our city than King Park.
Now, you don’t have to visit Peace Learning Center or even King Park to do this (although we recommend it), but we do love the question, the challenge. What is your dream for a more peaceful community? What do you want to see? What are you going to do? Let us know by posting a comment below.