Tues 1/8: Can you sing? Can you clap and cheer? Here are some much better things to do tonight than watching an angry man lie on TV.

Action #1 – Can you sing? First rehearsal for the MLK Celebration Choir starts tonight! 

Lift Every Voice and Sing” – This is one of the songs that will be performed…

Singers from the tri-counties (Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo) are welcome to join in the MLK Celebration Choir to perform at the amazing MLK Day celebration on Monday, Jan 21st!

There are three rehearsals, at the Bethel AME Church at 855 South “F” Street, Oxnard.
  • Tuesday (TONIGHT), 1/8, at 7 pm.
  • Saturday 1/12, at 11:00 am
  • Saturday, 1/19th at 11:00 am

Can’t hold a note but you still want to be inspired, to cheer, to sing, to clap?
Contribute to this historic, tightly choreographed and cool-as-hell 33-year-old multi-city event. (Facebook link here) Send the MLK Committee a donation, old school, any size with this form or directly to P.O. Box 294, Oxnard, CA, 93032. Make the check out to the “Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee of Ventura County“.

Then go buy a ticket online here for $8.13 or $7 at the door.
  • Freedom March – Starts at 8 am at Plaza Park at Fifth and “C” Streets with speeches by our legislators!. Transport provided for those who can’t march.
  • Can’t get up that early? The Celebration Program starts at 9:00 at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center.

Action #2 – Go to the Oxnard City Council tonight and cheer them on!

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Ventura County 32nd Annual MLK Day was awesome!

Excerpt from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birmingham Jail letter (okra.standford.edu)

We’ve also never had a president in recent memory so determined to drive us apart in order to splinter our resistance. So we asked everyone to come together to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. and to commit to being part of that movement fighting for the equality he described so eloquently. If you weren’t able to make the event on Monday, here’s a quick update….

Here’s the VC Star’s report of the beginning of the morning’s march at Plaza Park in Oxnard and their picture of Congresswoman Brownley giving her speech.

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Come out Monday morning and stand up with the kids…

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.

The Facebook event link here for Ventura County. The website link is here.  If you’re not from around here, check out this list of MLK Day activities happening across the country.

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