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Call for Collaboration: MLK Day Justice Journal

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Thursday, January 13, 2022 (all day)

Accepting Submissions January 13 Through February 27 2022
On display Thursday, March 3rd-6th, 2022

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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).

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 3rd, 2022 as a close to Black History Month and continuation of a Black future.


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 talk to Dr. King today, what would you say?
  • Imagine a world where BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) 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.

To submit please drop off at MAH front desk during open hours or email


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: Carson, Clayborne and Lewis, David L.. "Martin Luther King, Jr.". Encyclopedia Britannica, 11 Jan. 2022