Each year, City Year Kansas City partners with a local school or community organization for a full-day physical service event. They encourage the community to give a Day of Service instead of thinking about MLK Day as a “day off.”
In honor of our Day of Service, we made a donation to City Year, painted art for a school in KCMO and learned about the importance of being color brave (not color blind).
Art for Good
Everyone involved received a painting kit to paint inspirational murals to be installed at a local Kansas City, Missouri school. The artwork is displayed throughout the building to create a positive environment for learning.
Social Justice Education: Be Color bRAVE
We also had an interactive Zoom meeting which encouraged us to get comfortable talking about racial disparities and racism. One key point: don’t be color blind as that ignores and hides the issue. Instead, be color BRAVE and embrace the uncomfortableness of racial disparities.