Today is Independence Day in the United States. On this day we celebrate our freedom from oppression, tyranny, and our equality, our freedom of speech and, among other things, right to pursue happiness. Often these freedoms are framed in an historic and military context, dating back to 1776. And they are framed with an eye toward meta- or country-level independence, freedoms and rights.
And while the USA is a great country in many many ways, we still have a lot of work to do. We have much to learn from other cultures and countries. We are – and will always be – a work in progress. And we have miles to go before these concepts are a reality for all of our citizens and residents.
So today, I share with you some fantastic organizations and projects working here in the United States of America, fighting every day to ensure that the ideals we celebrate on July 4th apply to all: