January 15th – Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
You may have never been to a MLK Day event before. However, we’ve also never had a president in recent memory so determined to drive us apart in order to splinter our resistance. So yes, come and join us in paying our respects to the memory of this amazing man and the movement he helped start. Then become part of that movement fighting for the equality he described so eloquently. Your presence is important. This fight involves us all.
Ojai’s 18th annual community celebration to honor King will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday in Libbey Park. Theme is “The Amazing Power of Unity and Courage.”
High school students involved with the Ojai Valley Youth Foundation organize the event each year. It features performances by local students, winners of a spoken-word essay contest and posters created by students around the Ojai Valley.
Also on the schedule are performances by Perla Batalla, Alan Thornhill and Jem Ruf, The Chilz and Jade Hendrix.
and MLK “Day of Service” Thomas Fire Restoration Event. Facebook event link here. (Note: THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL TO CAPACITY. Please keep an eye on the Ventura Land Trust’s Events Page for future ways to help.)
Program: “Now is the time to Make Real the Promises of Democracy.” Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, Freedom from Fear.
Morning Program – 9:00 a.m. De La Guerra Plaza, Santa Barbara
speakers, music, dance, Chumash Family Singers -Coastal Band, Elected Officials.
Unity March- 10 a.m. All are welcome. Faith and Church congregations, organizations en- couraged to participate.
Arlington Theater Foyer- 10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. David Gorospe, Michael Chang, Greg Weiser; jazz and popular music.
Main Program 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Civil Rights Activist, Rev. Richard Lawrence, Speaker, music, elected officials; Michelle Downey Lawyer, Singer; Essay and Poetry Contest Winners.
Camarillo Day of Service – Feb. 2
CSU Channel Islands has scheduled a Day of Service project involving Habitat for Humanity on Feb. 2. For more information go to www.csuci.edu/intercultural-services/doservice/mlk-dos.htm.
Inspirations for making signs… here
Inspiration for the resistance here.