Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
January 21, 2019

Minister Davis Celebrates Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On the anniversary of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, joined those throughout the province and around the world celebrating his legacy.

Dr. King dedicated his life to the struggle for equality between all people. His Southern Christian Leadership Conference harnessed the passion of black churches in the United States and organized non-violent protests demanding civil rights.

These protests had a profound impact on discussions regarding equality for communities in the United States, Canada and worldwide.

Promoting equity and diversity throughout the province is a key commitment in The Way Forward on Immigration in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Promoting equity and diversity throughout the province is a key commitment in The Way Forward on Immigration in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at thewayforward.gov.nl.ca.

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“Dr. King’s activism has inspired generations of people, including Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, striving for a more just and equitable world. I encourage all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to take a moment today to reflect on his important work and continue it in our daily lives. In Newfoundland and Labrador, we strive to build a society where all people are valued and respected, and our diversity celebrated. Racism and other forms of prejudice have no place in our society.”
Honourable Bernard Davis
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

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Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
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2019 01 21                              10:15 a.m.