Valley Voices

Valley Voices

Doctors Without Borders fulfills MLK’s dream with informed action

On Aug. 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his influential “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington D.C., just outside of the Lincoln Memorial. Contained within his acclaimed address was the line, “I say to you, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.” MLK spoke with a passion, a passion sparked by his desire to see his fellow brothers and sisters live free of racial boundaries. And this same passion that MLK once had persists to this day. The Medecins Sans Frontieres foundation, or Doctors Without Borders, is an example of this passion in action. Doctors Without Borders is an example of Martin Luther King’s dream of helping others in times of need and providing assistance to those who are too poor or too disadvantaged to obtain it for themselves.

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Tom Steyer is smart, principled and inclusive. He deserves attention and respect

I attended Tom Steyer’s town hall meeting held mid-December at the Falls Event Center in Fresno. Though I have been following Mr. Steyer for some time now, I had not seen him speak. I came away from the event struck by the many personal strengths he possesses: most notably his impressive intellect, his honest, principled approach to problem-solving, and (perhaps most refreshing) his apparent lack of ego, freeing him to really listen to the communities he aims to help.

These students chose to spread joy because "that’s what everyone needs"

Students at Fresno's Sunnyside High School celebrate their school campus, their diversity, their humanity and their unity with what could be the largest photo art installation in the country.