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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Marching for Diversity on Martin Luther King Day

mlk marchThis week in Washington, D.C., I had the unique opportunity to participate with some former classmates from Woodrow Wilson High School in the Martin Luther King, Jr. March for Diversity. More than 50 years have passed since MLK’s unforgettable “March on Washington.”


As I walked up Martin Luther King Avenue along the parade route, I was surrounded by King’s beautiful vision of a place where all races, religions and ethnicities have come together in support of a common cause. In the past couple of years, MLK Day has become synonymous with volunteerism and giving back to the community. Along the parade route, there were multitudes of tents set up by organizations dedicated to raising awareness of a variety of social, educational and economic issues that greatly affect our communities.


I was proud to see such a diverse group of people come together to celebrate and support each other. On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial back in 1963, Dr. King proclaimed in his famous “I Have a Dream” speech that one day all men will be created equal and judged not by the color of their skin but the content of their character.


Dr. King said that diversity and inclusion are the keys to understanding each other’s unique experiences and inspirational perspectives. Diversity represents all walks of life.


At GEICO, promoting diversity has always been in the forefront of the company’s message to its associates. GEICO recognizes that diversity makes us a better company every day. As a catalyst for new ideas, creativity and productivity in the workplace, diversity opens new windows and gives everyone a chance to embrace, honor and celebrate culture. This is the epitome of what MLK Day is all about.






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