In celebrating the 25th anniversary, the Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service we highlight the role of African-American women in the suffrage movement and other voting-related themes.
Revive Radio teamed up with the 16th district police station for a live broadcast at James L Wright Recreation Center. The Day of Service, which took place Jan. 20, the official federal holiday, brought upwards of 20 volunteers and about 250 attendees.
Police Officer Courtney Smith, founder, and director of the event made sure to include a service project to create care packages for families in Philadelphia. She also made sure that there were activities for the youth such as sports, dance-offs and more. The event also had a service to help with resume writing for the community. The Center is also organizing donations for books and school supplies for Philadelphia school students. With a theme of “Voting Rights Then And Now: The 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the Role of Black Women in the Suffrage Movement”, shows that now is the time to put the “UNITY” back in the communities. Let’s all continue to speak up and speak out.