SOMa Shining with Luminaries on MLK Day

More than 600 homes participated in this year’s Luminary Project in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Each year, the Coalition on Race provides luminary kits with votive candles to residents for a $10 donation. The goal is to light up the Two Towns with outdoor luminaries as a sign of peace and solidarity with Dr. King’s vision.
We thank everyone for participating this year and sharing their beautiful luminaries on social media for the world to see.
Special thanks to volunteer Patricia Canning for developing the concept and overseeing the project for the last 3 years!
Thanks also to:
  • Marty Remy and her Girl Scout Junior Troop# 20321 for launching the season by creating the luminary kits.
  • The Local Stores that supported us by making the kits available to their customers:
  • Our Neighborhood Promoters:
Ciara McElroy, Maggie Tuohy, Marty Remy, Jane Kampner, Robin Miller, Jocelyn Ryan, Jaime Meier, Virginia Falconer, Peri Smilow, Tre and Chris Danuser, Jessamyn Blakeslee, Marietta Zacker, Liz Testa Licata, Reggie Tindall, Stacey Lawerence and so many others.
  • Our High School Student Volunteers
Jhamani Ashcraft and members of the MLK Club, Sidney Ha and members of the MELT Collective and the Asian American Student Union.
  • Our Tabling Volunteers
Jackie Newman, Zoraida Michaud, Anne Marie Maini, Jocelyn Ryan, Lori, Terry and Abby Martin, and Shala and Lulu Anastasio.
More than $6,000 was collected from donations for the luminary kits, which allows the Coalition to work toward inclusiveness and integration in all aspects of community life and to model pro-integrative strategies to towns across the country.


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