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Call for Collaboration: MLK Day Justice Journal

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Monday, January 18, 2021 (todo el dia)

Accepting Submissions Now Through February 19th

Share your dreams and submit a page into a community journal in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Every year, Santa Cruz honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy with a community march through Downtown led by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The MAH typically joins the march and hosts a bookmaking art activity that folks can use to write their dreams and plans for a just future.

This year, we invite you to share those dreams with the rest of Santa Cruz County by adding a page into a community journal. Following January 18th, the journal will be compiled and will include all the pages submitted by community members like you.

How to Get Involved

Create, write, draw, or paint your response to one of the following reflective prompts:

  • What changes would you like to see between now and the next Martin Luther King Jr Day?
  • If you could, what would you ask Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr?
  • Imagine a day in your future where Black Lives Matter and Black folks thrive, too. Describe it.

You can write and draw your responses by hand or digitally. Written responses can be of any language. Submitted pages must fit within 10 x 10 inches. Per submission, please include a note with your name, address, email or phone number, and selected prompt.

We will be collecting pages:

By mail

Attn: Helen Aldana

705 Front Street

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

By email

helen@santacruzmah.org

In-person at the MAH from 12 - 2pm:

  • Wednesday, January 20
  • Wednesday, January 27
  • Wednesday, February 3
  • Wednesday, February 10

The completed book will be displayed the week of March 1st, 2021 as a close to Black History Month and continuation of a Black future.

Any disrespectful pages submitted will not be added to the community journal.

We Will be Collecting Pages:

By Mail

Attn: Helen Aldana

705 Front Street

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

By Email

helen@santacruzmah.org

In-Person at the MAH from 12 - 2pm:

  • Wednesday, January 20
  • Wednesday, January 27
  • Wednesday, February 3
  • Wednesday, February 10

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Cover Image: The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)