MADISON – Today, The YWCA of Rock County hosted the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration. Representative Stubbs (D-77) was honored as the commemoration’s keynote speaker. Her statement on the event is below:

“It was an honor to speak from the heart at the YWCA’s Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration. This annual event celebrates the work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, and reminds us all that injustice anywhere, is injustice everywhere.”

“Today, we must remember to stand vigilant against injustice on all levels. We cannot accept a society that privileges some, and disadvantages others. As Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King said: ‘What happens to one directly, happens to all indirectly’. We must keep this knowledge in our hearts as we reflect on the injustices of police brutality, and systemic racism. ”

“As we celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy, and the legacy of all civil rights leaders, it is vital that we remember how our actions create a better community. The time is now to fight against systemic racism, and end racial injustice.”

“I want to thank the YWCA of Rock County for hosting this event, and to Executive Director Angela Moore and Racial Justice Director Amiee Leavy for inviting me to speak. It was a pleasure to speak to all those in attendance, and to remember the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”

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