A NEW DAY IN BOSTON
King Boston dismantles structural racism at the intersection of arts and culture, community organizing, and research.
We connect, educate, and energize within our communities and across traditional borders to cultivate the conditions necessary for racial and economic justice in Boston.
HOW WE ARE DOING IT
Activate arts and culture to reimagine and recast cultural representations of language, images, narratives, and cognitive cues to interrupt and reimagine the public’s conventional wisdom about race in which White privilege and racial disparities are perceived as normal and disconnected from history and institutions.
Engage in community organizing to influence the transformation of institutional practices away from racialized and colorblind norms, regulations, and standard operating procedures that have generated racially biased outcomes, towards organizational cultures and practices grounded in equity, joy, and wellbeing.
The Embrace Memorial, will be anchored on the Boston Common, where, in 1965, Dr. King called Boston to live by its highest ideals. The Boston Common, America’s first public park, has a vibrant 400-year-old history and a tradition of civic gatherings. The new memorial will spark a public conversation about how to advance racial and economic justice in Boston today.
In his sermon, “The Drum Major Instinct”, delivered on February 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. expressed hope that his legacy would act as a call to action in pursuit for justice.
We Thank These Changemakers For Their Generosity
Amy and David Abrams
The Bancel Foundation in honor of our champions of love
Bryan Stevenson & Reverend Liz Walker
Bank of America
The Baupost Group
The Boston Foundation
Katie and Paul Buttenwieser
Charles River Laboratories
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
James and Audrey Foster
Highland Partners Charitable Fund
Barbara and Amos Hostetter
The Klarman Family Foundation
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Liz Loveless and Andrew Bialecki
Demond and Kia Martin
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
MFS Investment Management
NBC10 | Telemundo | NECN
The Packard Foundation
State Street Foundation
The Wagner Foundation