MLK Jr.’s Niece Speaks to Social Workers
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stressed the importance of using your moral compass. On Thursday morning, his niece was on the Coast spreading that same message.
Dr. Alveda King was the keynote speaker during the Gulf Coast Social Work Conference at the IP Casino. The conference has been going on for 24 years now. This year’s conference brought in more than 550 social workers from states across the Southeast, including Tennessee and Texas. Conference representatives say the main point of the conference is to give professional human service workers consistent quality education and professional development. This is a development Dr. Alveda King says is crucial to our community. “Social workers are the good Samaritans of today. My uncle, Martin Luther King Jr. and my dad, his brother AD, believed in a beloved community where the human personality was considered sacred, that’s from conception to natural death and everything in between, the rich, the poor, the young, the old, the sick and even babies, everyone. So the social workers being those good Samaritans are that bridge that holds it together.”
The Gulf Coast Social Work Conference will wrap up tomorrow afternoon.
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