Remembering RFK

This week:


As we remember Robert F Kennedy, 50 years after his passing, here are some memorable moments and lessons that remind us that “leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence”…

The Busboy Who Cradled A Dying RFK Recalls Those Final Moments:
In an interview with StoryCorps, Romero, now 67, remembers meeting Kennedy the day before the assassination. He helped deliver Kennedy’s room service. It was the first of two brief encounters that left Romero struck by how present and considerate Bobby Kennedy appeared with guests.

Robert F. Kennedy “Ripple of Hope” Speech:
Robert F. Kennedy‘s Day of Affirmation Address (also known as the “Ripple of Hope” Speech) is a speech given to National Union of South African Students members at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, on June 6, 1966, on the University’s “Day of Reaffirmation of Academic and Human Freedom”.

Looking Back On The Life Of Robert F. Kennedy, 50 Years After His Assassination
“What we need in the United States is not division. What we need in the United States is not hatred. What we need in the United States is not violence and lawlessness but is love and wisdom and compassion toward one another and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether they be white or whether they be black.”

If you’re local…

A community conversation with Imam Taha Hassane,
Director of the Islamic Center of San Diego

Monday, June 18, 2018 | 6:00 PM

KPBS Copley Telecommunications Center

5200 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182

How can we foster more civility in public discourse? Join us for an in-person interview with Imam Taha Hassane and Mark Sauer, host of KPBS Roundtable. Then take part in a facilitated conversation about civility in politics led by the National Conflict Resolution Center.

Refreshments provided.

Space is limited – RSVP required at:

Sponsored by the Malin Burnham Center for Civic Engagement at The San Diego Foundation.

Here’s to conscious leaders everywhere!

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As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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