MLK Day of Action on Jan. 21, 2013

Monday, January 21st, 2013 will mark the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday. This milestone is a great opportunity for us to honor Dr. King’s legacy by renewing the shared commitment of the black and Jewish communities to creating social justice in Chicago together.

This year, Anshe Emet, Bright Star Church, and Or Tzedek have partnered to  honor Dr. King’s extraordinary social justice work by bringing together members of Bright Star Church and Community Outreach and the Chicago Jewish Community for our MLK Day of Action in Bronzville.

We see this at the first step in building a powerful relationship, particularly between youth, to combat education injustice and the interconnected issue of violence, specifically in the southside Chicago neighborhood of Bronzeville.

We are bringing  together 75 people from each of our communities: 25 students in 6th-8th grade, 25 high school students, and 25 adults. Join us in spending  the day getting to know each other, learning about issues of education in the Bronzeville community, and working with the non-profit organization Beyondmedia and Bright Star’s Media team to raise awareness about some of the challenges in our education system today.

We will not be providing food for this event, so please bring your own lunch and snacks. Buses will leave from Anshe Emet at 9:15 AM for Bright Star Church and they will return to Anshe Emet at approximately 3:30 PM. Bright Star Church is located at 735 East 44th Street.

We have limited space available, and we will accept people on a first come, first serve basis, so please sign up as soon as you can.

Sign up online to attend MLK Day of Action!

If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Katz, JCUA’s manager of teen programs, at 312-663-0960, ext.124 or

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