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A DAY ON NOT OFF - OCBC IS CELEBRATING MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY,
65+ CAN GET VACCINES & MORE!
HOT OFF THE PRESS:
IN CELEBRATION OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.:*
Bobby McDonald, CEO of the Black Chamber of Orange County, reminds us that January 18 is a day of service: “a day on, not a day off” and “what are you doing for others” is life’s most persistent question—needed now from leaders more than ever. Listen to his powerful tribute and MLK’s Orange County connections here. OCBC thanks our colleagues at OC Black Chamber.

In this Forbes article, Douglas Haynes, UCI vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion writes, “Monday, January 18 marks the 35th anniversary of the federal holiday in honor of Rev. Martin Luther King’s birthday. Signed into law in 1983 and first observed in 1986, the holiday is a deserving tribute to King for advancing civil rights and social justice through non-violent protest. … 53 years after King’s death, the promised land where Black people “take their rightful place on earth,” remains elusive. … On this MLK Day let us all re-dedicate ourselves to building a promised land where Black protest and sacrifice are not a requirement to live in the United States.” 

HOW IS OCBC'S TEAM GIVING BACK TODAY?:*
  • Lucy  I’m making some long overdue donations to OC Goodwill.
  • Jesse I’m donating baby clothes to Share Our Selves.
  • Nicci I’m teaching my at-risk foster youth mentee how to get her Social Security card and helping her with the fees as part of her 21st birthday gift.
  • James I’m heading to Working Wardrobes to donate two suits.
  • Connor I’m donating to ResilienceOC to advance the mission of training youth leaders of color to build a movement for social-systemic transformation.
  • Jennifer — I'm donating to WISEPlace's program for providing nutritious meals to unaccompanied women experiencing homelessness.

REMINDER: VACCINE NOW AVAILABLE FOR ANYONE AGE 65 AND UP:*
  • State and county health officials have authorized COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone age 65+. Eligible people who live or work in Orange County can register online through www.Othena.com to view appointment times and track vaccine availability. Or consult your healthcare provider. UCI strongly recommends the vaccine as a safe and effective way to protect yourself and others. County vaccinations are by appointment only.