Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a revolutionary. While many have been conditioned to see his birthday -- now a national holiday (although not without struggle) -- as a day off, King always worked on his birthday.
The Black Hour encourages you to celebrate the life of this "drum major for justice" as a day of service. Below are a number of events taking place in Oakland tomorrow to commemorate King's birthday
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events
Monday, January 18, 2010
- Build an Urban Farm/Park in West Oakland
Help construct the Mo' Better Foods Educational Farm/Park in West Oakland. Gardening, tree planting and community clean up.
8:30 am-5:30 pm at1348 5th Street, Mandela Parkway, across from West Oakland BART.
More information at MoBetterFood.com.
- Build a school garden in East Oakland
Help the Ella Baker Center and the City of Oakland finish a school garden at Sobrante Park Elementary in East Oakland.
Volunteers will create an amphitheater, make the garden wheelchair accessible, and beautify the school by planting flowers and painting.
10-2 PM at Sobrante Park Elementary School, 470 El Paseo Dr., Oakland, CA 94603
RSVP with the Ella Baker Center
- Clean the Martin Luther King Shoreline in Oakland
Volunteers will assist staff in restoration work and invasive plant removal in order to support and care for wildlife and their natural habitats. Wear comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes. Please also bring your own water bottle.
9 a.m. to Noon at the Martin Luther King Shoreline. Oakport Street (near Hegenberger) at the Peppermint Gate. RSVP with East Bay Regional Parks