20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance and Luminary Project 2021: Community in Times of Challenge and Controversy
At this horrendous moment of insurrection, proud demonstration of white supremacy, and violent threats to our democracy, the Community Coalition on Race remains committed more than ever to our mission of racial integration, racial equity, and true inclusion.
Please join SOMA friends and neighbors for the 20th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance on January 18th, 2 pm. This year’s event will be live-streamed at https://youtu.be/hkh36SYKLm8
Together, our community will reflect on and celebrate the spontaneous events, expanded programs, social justice protests and rallies, and other efforts that held South Orange and Maplewood together throughout 2020. The virtual format will feature reflections on Dr. King’s legacy shared by Andrea McChristian, Law & Policy Director at the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, along with, a CHS Special Dance Company performance, jazz by Gregory Bufford’s School of Music, spoken word, and premiere videos.
Traditionally, we sing We Shall Overcome together. This year, the singing will be led virtually by the MLK community chorus.
Then at 5pm join your neighbors throughout SOMA in lighting your MLK Luminaries outside your homes to celebrate Dr. King’s vision of the Beloved Community and proudly demonstrate that you stand with Love and Light. Thanks to our town leaders’ initiative, you can get your luminary kits here: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSfA5x2i9zx…/viewform…
The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race is a 501(3c) organization focused on racial integration whose mission is to build and sustain a community that is racially, culturally and socially integrated and truly inclusive where there is equity and equality for all. For more information about the Community Coalition on Race, visit www.communitycoalitiononrace.org.
January 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm