Martin Luther King Days of Canvassing Service, Jan. 19-21st, 2019
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Saturday, January 19th (GWU) – Sunday, Jan. 20th (Howard U. or Col. Hgts) – Monday, Jan. 21st (Martin Luther King Day, Columbia Heights)
Most of us feel it: As a democracy and a society, we can no longer work together to make a better world. If we don’t change things, we are heading toward catastrophe.
Let’s fix it. We know how. When people start working together for a shared civic goal, divisions are healed, and a sense of hope and the power of love are rekindled. No longer helpless bystanders, we feel empowered.
What civic goal? Two out of 3 kids in DC are reading below grade level. Many more have other academic and non-academic needs. Let’s get them the tutors and mentors they need to get on a path to fulfilling lives and successful careers.
All you need now to make a difference is the courage to talk to people around the city about the need, how they can get involved as tutors and mentors, and why it makes a difference – to an individual child and to our larger world. We keep it positive but not passive and plant seeds of civic possibilities and hope.
We will gather at 10 a.m. for breakfast, conversation, orientation, and practice. Then fan out in teams to canvass at locations around the city.
Saturday – George Washington University (Circle K and Alpha Phi Omega)
Sunday – Howard University (NCNW) or Josephine Butler Parks Center TBD
Monday – Josephine Butler Parks Center (Washington Parks & People)
Civic Fest 2018
Imagine a weekend festival that combines music and the arts; thought-provoking workshops, speakers and conversation; community; and nature – all aimed at giving us the inspiration to work together to build stronger communities and more fulfilling lives for ourselves.
The first Civic Fest was held on Saturday, August 4th, 2018 at beautiful Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park between 15th and 16th St. in Columbia Heights.
Check out our short highlight video:
Please mark your calendars. We hope to see you there!