Bernice King reads It Starts with Me, at Galleria Dallas


August 20, 2022
11:30 AM


Galleria Dallas View map
13350 Dallas Parkway,
Dallas, TX, 75240

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Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO of The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center), and daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Mrs. Coretta Scott King has continued the legacy of her parents through the institutionalization and promotion of her father’s philosophy of nonviolence. Through her extensive social change work, she has reached not only adults but also children.

Dr. King will bring her message to Galleria Dallas on Saturday, August 20 as she and Dr. Kimberly P. Johnson read their impactful children’s book, It Starts with Me! in a free book signing event at 11:30am on level three of the shopping center adjacent to the Children’s Play Place. Drs. King and Johnson will read the story in this free event at 11:30am. Following the reading at noon, they will sign books and meet with guests.

Dr. Bernice King

In It Starts with Me!, readers join a young girl, Amora, as she encourages her friends to BE LOVE. She shows them how to open their hearts and minds by allowing love to drive their words, actions and thoughts ultimately displaying that through love, we can create the Beloved Community; a world where injustice ceases, love prevails and everyone is a beneficiary of belonging. It Starts with Me! is a reminder that while we all can want to make the world better, we have to own that it starts with each of us taking a stand for what is morally right and just.

“With so many things fighting for our children’s attention, we must inject love into the hearts of our youth in order to empower the next generation of courageous, compassionate and conscientious leaders,” explained Dr. King. “My father said that ‘Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love.’”

A special kiosk will be on-site adjacent to the Play Place on both Friday, Aug. 19 and Saturday, Aug. 20 selling the book and other merchandise affiliated with the BE LOVE movement. All proceeds from sales of the book and other merchandise go to The King Center to further the mission of creating a more inclusive, just, humane and equitable world.

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