As UMCI reflects on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we would like to express our gratitude for his leadership along with the other activists who advance America. Dr. King fought not only for black liberation and equality but for the world as a whole. An excerpt from his letter titled The Social Organization of Nonviolence states, “Our powerful weapons are the voices, the feet, and the bodies of dedicated, united people, moving without rest toward a just goal.” Dr. King and other civil rights leaders embody this excerpt and we must too. With that being said, to push forward with the goal of justice for all, we have to speak up. We have to use our voice to dismantle hatred, division, white supremacy, etc. We should learn to live amicably with others regardless of gender, race, color, and nationality. Ensuring this living is why this organization decided to practice the below stated four core values.
 King, M. L., Washington, J. M. (1991). A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr. Harper Collins.
2020 was the year Unify My Community Incorporated first began as an idea to bring the communities of Thomson, GA and surrounding areas together in order to enact change. However, due to COVID restraints and time constraints, UMCI had to slowly build itself up to meet this goal. Sadly, UMCI held only one event, but that was the spark that our organization needed to give us perseverance.
Now that the COVID vaccine is being administered globally, UMCI can now refocus towards its goals of Listen, Learn, Unify, and Change. We aim to release three new YouTube videos within the first month of January, with many more to follow. We also hope to conduct more events, hopefully one per month.
We ask that you all stay updated on UMCI's events by following us on LinkedIn, Instagram, and subscribing to our YouTube. Let's start off 2021 right.
LinkedIn: Unify My Community Incorporated
YouTube: Unify My Community Incorporated
Thank you all for your patience!
Do you feel voiceless? Do you want to have a voice? You can change that by doing one simple action. That is voting. Think for a minute about funding for local public programs and services such as schools, police departments, hospitals, etc. Who decides that? Who decides on the police chief? Who decides on the Board of Education members and the Superintendent? Educate yourself now if you have not been doing so already. You can start by attending the Importance of Voting workshop and panel discussion.
Dates and Time
Date: July 23, 2020
Time: 6:00-7:30 PM
Location: Sweetwater Park, Thomson, GA
*Virtual access will be provided through our Youtube Channel
Michael Webb Jr............................................................THS ‘19 Alumni, Georgia Southern University ‘23
Charles Osborne...........................................................THS ‘17 Alumni, Mercer University ‘20
Devin Pinkston...............................................................THS ‘18, Alumni, Morehouse College ‘21
At first, I did not see the value of going to the hospital and singing to patients, but now I understand. -Detravious Brinkley
While at Claflin University, I am required to engage in community service. I volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club and with Massey Global. As a volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club, I assisted elementary to middle-level students with their homework. Also, we played games such as basketball, football, and kickball to engage them in some physical sports. As a volunteer at Massey Global, I assisted elementary school students with lessons ranging from typing to robotics. Through both experiences, I was able to mentor some of the students and guide them through their journey.