Mon – 1/21: It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

“It’s a day “ON”, not a day off”, so come out and march, sing, clap and cheer!

Join us as we honor the man who made us better as a nation, who made us yearn for more. We in Ventura County and the tri-counties are lucky to have this amazing celebration to attend, created by organizers with decades of experience. Facebook link here.

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Transportation Available from OPAC to Plaza Park at Fifth and “C” Streets in Oxnard.
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Freedom March from Plaza Park to OPAC
Community members, elected officials, and spiritual leaders will assemble at the park for prayer at 8 a.m.; the march will begin at 8:15 a.m. and then proceed to the Oxnard Performing Arts Center.
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Program

This year’s theme comes from Dr. King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail, wherein he writes, “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly… Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

The program features keynote speaker Falilah “Aisha” Bilal of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute, youth speakers, scripture readings, and musical selections by the MLK Community Choir directed by Dr. Angela Timmons.

Admission ($7 cash/check at the door) includes refreshments, and entry to the celebration and vendor exhibits.

Come stand as one people, shoulder to shoulder, as participants, as friends, and as allies, indivisible, as we are inspired for the work that lies ahead.

Reading:

What to do next? (Mashable)

Action #2 – Thank Delta Air Lines for their grant that allows the MLK Jr. National Historical Park to open for the holiday.

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The National Park Service said on Thursday that it will reopen the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park in Atlanta, GA, ahead of the coming holiday honoring Dr. King’s legacy after receiving an $83,500 grant from the Delta Air Lines Foundation. The grant, which covers cleanup, administration, maintenance and operating costs, will allow the park will be reopened on Saturday and remain open for 16 days, until Feb. 3rd, so that people can celebrate the civil rights hero.

Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta Air Lines posted in LinkedIn:

“The time is always right to do what is right.”
These powerful words spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. resonate stronger than ever as we celebrate his life and legacy this weekend. While his work in bringing people together can be felt worldwide, his influence is a constant presence in Delta’s hometown of Atlanta. Upon learning that the meant Dr. King’s birth home, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Fire Station No. 6 and the visitor center would be closed during the national holiday, we knew we had to take action. These historic landmarks represent the strength of our community and should always be made available for the public to enjoy. I’m honored and humbled that will continue supporting Dr. King’s legacy by funding the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park, allowing these sites to be open January 19 through February 3. For everyone visiting Atlanta for the big game, I highly recommend touring these inspiring sites.

Send a note of thanks to the Delta Air Lines Foundation:

  • Email Ed Bastian: edward.bastian@delta.com
  • Call and leave a nice message here: (404) 715-2600
  • Send a letter or postcard here: Delta Air Lines Inc., P.O. Box 20706, Atlanta, GA 30320

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