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The spirit of volunteerism and community service should be taken beyond a single day of service - that was the message at the 9th Annual Be the Change national day of service organized by the DC area-based non-profit organization, South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), on Saturday, October 2, 2010.
This year, the theme Leading a Movement encouraged participants to take “the change” beyond just one day. “Anyone can do a day of service,” said Ro Khanna, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Domestic Operations for the U.S. & Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce and keynote speaker at the kick-off event in Washington, DC. [link]
Logo via South Asian Americans Leading Together circa 2010.
This poster was produced by War Resisters League in 1983 to commemorate their 60th Anniversary using a Ben Shahn image.
"I do not want merely to appeal to your head, I want to capture your heart." -Gandhi
Ben Shahn (1898–1969) is one of the best known and most celebrated American social realists. He is most well known for his socially engaged and left-wing paintings, he also produced murals, illustrations, prints, essays and books. Some of his most powerful work is a series of paintings and drawings created in support of the anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti.
Created by Ben Shahn circa 1983. Found at JustSeeds.
It is well known that MLK was inspired by Gandhi. There is even currently a Gandhi statue in Atlanta at the MLK museum.This image is pretty well known, but sourcing it has been difficult. We were able to find the image on the cover of The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr. edited by Clayborne Carson, though image credit was not found. Get the book here.