Monday, May 17, 2010
Happy Birthday, Harvey Milk!
This is an awesome video of kids, teachers. faculty, and parents at the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy in San Francisco wishing Harvey Milk a happy birthday! This sort of thing gives me hope for a better world in the future, a world like the one these people work for that is free of hate and bigotry. The terrible fact is that some people will be frightened of this video and what it represents: change and hope. Sometimes, when I can stop feeling angry at people like that, I feel an immense sadness that they may never know the sort of joy expressed in this video.
But for this week, let's put sadness aside. The man would have been eighty this year, and this video is a significant part of his legacy.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HARVEY MILK!