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Ken Hummel, Administrator, Co-op Housing Information Exchange


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Wednesday

I HAVE A DREAM

                                         

On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., gave a historic public speech about his vision of racial and social equality between black and white people to over 200,000 civil rights supporters. Dr. King's speech had inspired millions of people around the world that also inspired me to write the following:


I moved into a non-profit co-op project many moon's ago, And "I HAD A DREAM". 

I had a dream that all of us would some day understand the true meaning of co-operation!

I had a dream that we would all volunteer some of our time by participating together, share knowledge, and skills to build a community that was safe, clean, and in good repair. 

A community that We All call Our home, feel fortunate, and proud to live in.


Everyone Honoring our membership agreement that make real the promises of democracy, and free us from social injustice. That we all prosper and grow, and can find peaceful enjoyment in our home. It is a dream deeply rooted in my soul, and in the co-operative spirit---We Cannot Stand Alone.


"so we've come here today to dramatize a shameful condition." (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.)


Prosperity meant for you and me, but taken away by the chosen privileged few.

A honest days work lost to people who would not share the same dream. I have peered into their eyes and felt the selfish minds and hearts of their hidden agenda's. I have seen the selfish greed, and injustice...I have seen and felt the fear, disgust, anguish, and despair...  

I know about the injustice, I see and feel the anger, disgust and despair...


Today is now the time to lift ourselves from fear, anger, and despair...Make The Dream Come True. Guarantee and protect our rights under the Co-operative Corporations Act, and co-op by-laws. We Cannot Walk Alone, And We Cannot be Satisfied with the Status Quo. Equality for You, Me, And Our Neighbours, and Equality for All.


Keep Hope Alive, And Keep Dreaming Big...


A dream one day that the so-called not-for-profit co-op housing sector will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed. I Had A Dream we all would be "Growing Together" as stated on our co-op sign's that stand on two front lawn's for us and our neighbours to see. 


All dreams aren't realized, and many don't come true, but if we all learn to dream together...Dream Big Dreams That We All Share, then maybe WE can turn it into reality someday for everyone.


Ken Hummel, Member, Athol Green housing co-op


Published in the Co-op newsletter, March 20, 2007 and edited online, January 19, 2015



CLICK HERE  and watch the MLK "I Have a Dream" speach


CLICK HERE  and learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King


August, 28, 2013 marked the 50th. Anniversary of the 'I Have A Dream' speech that was the largest peaceful demonstration ever held in the United States of America!



Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated in the USA on January 18th., or the third Monday of January every year.


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Ken Hummel, Administrator, CHIE 

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