A Word From Monique Desir, Outreach Associate for Project Unspeakable.

RFK’s dream is still alive and more important than ever

On a day like today, we may be remembering many things; first dates, cherished holidays or enriching, comical mishaps. People come into this world and unless we hold them dear to us, we tend to forget or overlook the impact they had –and might have had– in the world.  Robert F. Kennedy can sometimes fall into the shadows of the forgotten; some idolize him, while others don’t know much about his triumphs. His assassination in 1968, while seeking the Presidency with a message of peace and justice, helped shatter the dreams of a generation.

On this day, RFK’s birthday, here’s an RFK quote that resonated with many of us here at Project Unspeakable–its excerpted from “Extremism, left and right” published in the RFK book The Pursuit of Justice.

“…what is dangerous about extremists is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents.”

RFK’s dream–our dream–is still alive. It’s time to speak out and be heard. Everyone matters and it’s time to speak the unspeakable.

“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.”


Robert Francis “Bobby” Kennedy: November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968

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