What a breath of fresh air, and #hope, we really need that right now with
#BurnabyMountain #SiteC #Walbran #SaveOurCoast #SaveOurForests #SavetheSpiritBear
So many attacks on the environment coming from all sides. People are stepping up but we NEED encouragement and reminders that it will be okay!
Thanks Sophie, I really love you! I think you Rock! I thought so the first time I heard you speak.
Justin, please keep your promises, people in BC are really counting on you!
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife felt so inspired by a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Ottawa City Hall on Monday that she broke into song, Postmedia reported.
Grégoire-Trudeau was a guest speaker at the event, and she sang a song titled "Smile Back at Me" that she had written for her daughter, said The Ottawa Sun. See more here
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The campaign for a federal holiday in King's honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed three years later. At first, some states resisted observing the holiday as such, giving it alternative names or combining it with other holidays. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000.
Outside United States
One place outside the U.S. where Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is observed with equal importance is in the Japanese city of Hiroshima under mayor Tadatoshi Akiba, who holds a special banquet at the mayor's office as an act of unifying his city's call for peace with King's message of human rights.
The city of Toronto, Canada, is another city that has officially recognized Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, although not as a paid holiday: all government services and businesses remain open
#Dream #SocialJustice #Poverty #Childpoverty #Children #IhaveaDream #ClimateJustice #Freedom #CivilDisobedience
Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau sings song she wrote for her daughter https://t.co/0NcPsXFP10 pic.twitter.com/DTngOx5Cy8— CBC News (@CBCNews) January 18, 2016
Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau bursts into song, inspired by hymns shared today. She wrote this for her daughter #ottnews pic.twitter.com/gaH6Qexb0M— Alison Sandor (@CFRA_Alison) January 18, 2016