“It’s a day to remember what Martin Luther King did for us as a nation…”

[box_dark] On Martin Luther King Day, Fresno BHC and local leaders celebrated Dr.King in continuing to fight for social justice at Downtown Fresno’s march![/box_dark]
The kNOw interviewed Antonio Flores, 18, on what MLK day means to him.
MLK day is coming up. What do you think about it?

I think it’s a day to remember what MLK did for us as a nation, how he brought us all together.

He stopped the separation of blacks and whites,which I think was very effective for this nation. If it didn’t happen I wouldn’t be friends with the people I’m friends with now.

Do you think people appreciate MLK day?

I think there are people who do and who celebrate it. I think there are people who think of it as any other day, a day where you don’t go to work or school. I am positive there are people who celebrate it because they are grateful that he did that. I think eventually it will be forgotten but I think for now people do remember and appreciate it.

The kNOw Youth Media
The kNOw works to support and equip young people with the journalism and advocacy skills they need to tell their stories and the stories of their communities.

In 2006, over 25 youth began participating in weekly after-school writing workshops where they congregated in the hallway of a two-story building in West Fresno and learned the essentials of creating media and telling their stories. The group evolved over the next five years and is now proudly recognized as The kNOw Youth Media.

Through our program, we create opportunities for our youth participants, who in turn create long-term positive change in their communities. Our approach weaves youth development and youth media innovation to produce our biannual youth publication, multimedia projects, and community forums.

The kNOw began as a project of New America Media, which was the country’s first and largest national collaboration and advocate of 2000 ethnic news organizations. In 2018 The kNOw became a project of Youth Leadership Institute.

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