Alcoholicos Anonimos

Our headline is AA in Spanish and the photo is the serenity prayer, likewise Espanol, as seen on the wall of Uptown House. So, what about diversity in sobriety?

by Mark H.

I was sitting in the main meeting room at Uptown House last week, looked up at the wall and saw this plaque with the serenity prayer in Spanish.

“That’s a first,” I thought to myself. And, hopefully, not the last way Uptown House reaches out to all who have a desire to stop drinking and drugging. I have no idea who posted the plaque, but good idea.

The Twin Cities, Minnesota and the country will be a better place with more sober substance abusers running around no matter the color of their skin. I have noticed people of many colors at Uptown House over the years, albeit not many in numbers. But, the AA movement would do well to welcome more diversity.

Diversity made this country greater than it would have been and the same applies to AA.

I love this quote by Martin Luther King, it sums up the issue pretty well. “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”


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