If you are interested to watch the proceedings live today, you can view them here:
It’s national Free Comic Book Day, support local business!
Some good recommendations for comics by BIPoC:
Bridging the gap from comics to Star Wars, here’s a cool illustrated book of the women of Star Wars:
Black characters of Star Wars:
Speaking of inclusivity, here are 5 Queer Things You Didn’t Know About Star Wars (or maybe you did!):
Finally, it’s no secret on what historical premise Star Wars was based. Here Alegria Barclay nicely breaks down the social justice lessons found in Star Wars:
Kaitlin Byrd’s piece describes how prioritizing absolution and niceness can hinder the real, uncomfortable, confrontational work of civil rights progress:
The famous speech “I have a dream” is what many remember the Baptist preacher Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for, but there is more to his legacy. The activist led the civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until he was assassinated in 1968. MLK was greatly responsible for the passing of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act for African Americans, both in the mid-1960s. We now celebrate his life and achievements every third week in January, just days after his actual birthday, January 15.
Today we would like you to remember and celebrate what he has done to pave the way for our future and rights. It’s not just a day off from school or work.
You can celebrate with different events today in Lancaster. United Way is encouraging you to engage with the community in acts of service (link below). The YWCA Lancaster is hosting many for children 3-12 (link below). BOTH FREE to the public. Just remember you don’t need a holiday to get out and help your community.
YWCA Lancaster- https://ywcalancaster.org/mlkday/
-Jessica Yingling, Administrative Manager
Dr. Peniel Joseph from the Lyndon B. Johnson’s School of Public Affairs on remembering the real message of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s lifelong work, for which he gave his life:
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