Next Monday is Martin Luther King Day. Back home, this day is important. It’s considered to be a day of service, a day on instead of a day off. Up here, we don’t even get Martin Luther King day as a holiday. I’m using half a day of personal time to attend a Martin Luther King Day breakfast in Framingham. I got the tickets through the Black Affinity Group at work. I was able to go last year, and I am going this year too. I’m so excited, it energized me so much last year. It reminded me of being home, of the importance of race and class in our society.
Tuesday is the Innagaration of President Obama. Brian and I will be going to an Inauguration Ball in Boston.
I’m thinking I’ll blog, or at least twitter, during both events. 🙂
It’s important to remember how the world was before Martin Luther King. It’s important to remember that some people, even in the US, are affected by the color of their skin or the class to which they belong.
I know times are bad, but let’s hope things will change. It’s been a long time coming, but I know change is gonna come.