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Final Call for Collaboration: MLK Day Justice Journal

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Friday, February 19, 2021 (all day)

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. At the end of February, all the submissions will be compiled and pieced together. The completed journal will be displayed the week of March 1st, 2021 as a close to Black History Month and continuation of a Black future.

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?
  • Image a world from BIPOC thrive. 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.

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

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

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


An example of a written response to the prompts.

An artistic collage in response to the prompts.

A digital drawing in response to the propmpts.

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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)