Equality, equity, and inclusiveness – all are required to help remove barriers so that we all reach our full potential. I and my fellow AT&T employees are grateful for the legacy of civil rights greats, like Dr. King, and the continued work of connecting to greater possibility through individual and collective action, to ensure a better future for the next generation.
Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech remains relevant to this very day. In that speech, Dr. King appealed to everyone listening to end racial, political, and economic inequalities. We know that when people have access – to education, economic empowerment, and an inclusive environment – the door to opportunity opens and possibility is limitless.
When thinking about how you can make a difference in your life and the lives of others, know this: No effort is too small when striving to address issues of equality, especially when it comes to empowering communities and being of service to others. We can appreciate what we’ve accomplished while aspiring for greater and setting goals to go above and beyond. We have the capacity to achieve equality for all. It is all possible and it is up to us. Let’s keep working. Together.
Many of us will never gather a crowd like Dr. King or march with thousands of like-minded people to effect change, my dad didn’t do either of those things, yet he made the biggest impact on me.
Everyone has the ability to effect change in actions big or small and to ultimately inspire.
Visit our DE&I website to learn more about the work we’re doing to Stand for Equality.