Today, December 1st, marks the annual Rosa Parks day. On December 1, 1955, civil rights icon Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white man and move to the back of the bus, defying what was back then an all-too-common convention of racial segregation in every day life.
Her bravery and steadfastness absolutely deserve to be remembered, especially given the ongoing struggles against racial discrimination facing our country sixty-five years later.
As Foundation of Hope strives to facilitate community, dialogue, and equitable treatment of every one of our community members, we would like to hear your take on Rosa Parks day.
What does Rosa Parks day mean to you, personally and/or in the context of issues of racial discrimination we still see today?
Please share your thoughts with us, by emailing Foundation of Hope’s publicist Katharine Booth at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by posting to our Facebook and Instagram pages, at Facebook.com/TheFoundationofHope and Instagram.com/TheFoundationofHope.
We thank you for your story, your input, as we both remember the bravery of Rosa Parks and look ahead to how best to continue her work to fight racial discrimination.
Written by Katharine Booth, Foundation of Hope publicist