I was given the opportunity to lead a great group of volunteers in creating a mural in Washington DC for the MLK Day of Service.
To continue Dr. Kings work, we went to Sasha Bruce Youthwork's Independent Living Program for young adults who previously experienced homelessness. We refurbished their studio apartment and worked on a mural installation alongside George Washington University students, The CURB program, and the Youth Advisory Council. To represent the various backgrounds and cultures that live in this house and that make up this country in which we live; I chose to create a piece based on a Dr. King quote we rarely see "We may have all came on different Ships, but we're in the same boat now!" So proud to see my work come to life and to be an example of the beautiful things we can create when we work together.
Thanks so much to US Secretary Marcia L. Fudge for painting the first strokes of the mural to get us started! Also many thanks to US Secretary Miguel Cardona, AmeriCorps CEO Michael D. Smith, Peace Corps Director Carol Spahn, and Ruth Jones Nichols for the opportunity and for making this all possible...the mural marathon continues and so does Dr. King's Dream!