Brockton: ‘Dream’ Speech turns into ‘Financial Dream’ Speech

Massasoit Community College hosted the 10th annual Martin Luther King Jr. living holiday remembrance Monday afternoon.

Harvard University Associate Director James Barrows quoted Dr. King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, dividing King’s desires into equality and jobs.

With the current economy and unemployment rates struggling, Barrows counted the ways to achieve the financial dream, “Tutor or mentor a child, be fully informed on issues that matter most to you, advocate for social justice, and on the theme of education: it’s never too late to learn.”

According to the Duxbury native, there is a growing gap between social classes with 66% of the American public believing there are very strong conflicts. Barrows noted the need for economic justice existed before the Occupy Wall Street movement.

The national holiday was also noted as a time for group remembrance, not sales and shopping.

Massasoit President Charles Wall repeated the importance of action especially on Dr. King’s day, “Where we go from here is to keep the dream alive, keep the words and thoughts alive, keep this alive. This is a living holiday.”

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With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.