“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I was lucky enough to play a very small part in something pretty big on this day of service. Jackson Public School district has been closed an entire week due to water issues (directly following Christmas break) leaving families scrambling for childcare and finding ways to feed their kids that depend on school for two meals a day. CJ Lawrence @cjlawrenceesq and Honey Marie quickly sprang into action by raising funds through GoFundMe to provide meals to the students today. Seeing how many people answered the call to action makes me want to do better for my neighbors and so thankful for community leaders that step up to the plate. My answer to the call to action is that I’m not doing enough, but full of encouragement.
I am a proud graduate of JPS, and winning the Dr. King art contest as a student had a major impact on me pursuing art as a career. It’s a reminder of how important the arts are during this current climate to speak out against any injustice because “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” #mlk #dayofservice #blm #blacklivesmatter - 5 days ago