This was definitely a week of learning and new experiences. From celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King, to walking around Chicago’s loop at 1 a.m. counting homeless persons, to seeing firsthand artifacts from the Holocaust, here is a look at the week that was:
January 18: I love MLK Sunday for many reasons, but singing this is definitely a highlight, because I think it captures the essence of Martin Luther King, Jr’s. legacy. And also, I got to sing it twice. Thanks, Fourth Presbyterian Church.
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us
Facing the rising sun of our new day begun,
Let us march on til victory is won!
January 19: Stained glass window at First Church of the Brethren.
January 20: State of the Union Day! The day’s highlight, though– My roommate Teresa and I went with some friends to see The MLK Project: The Fight For Civil Rights, a one-woman show about a high school teenager on Chicago’s South Side who is required to present a project about MLK. The performer alternates between the persona of the young girl who is learning about the Civil Rights Movement, and various figures and leaders from the same time period. The acting was phenomenal, and really provides a unique perspective of the people who lived through the Civil Rights Movement.
January 21: Downtown
January 22: Chicago Homeless Count
January 23: Community Day
January 24: Capping off the week by celebrating multiple birthdays!