I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free…~ Rosa Parks
so other people would be also free.
American – Activist / February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005
Holidays and Celebrations:
Rosa Parks Day can be celebrated on her birthday, February 4th or on the day in 1955 that she refused to give up her seat, December 1st. I think it should be celebrated on the anniversary of the famous small act of defiance to an unjust system. This small act of a tired working woman, a woman who was tired of giving in to all the racial rules, started a racial revolution that still continues today. Working now towards equality there is still systemic racism that needs to be eliminated.
December 1st is the earliest I would set-up my Christmas tree and it is also National Christmas Lights Day. So get out the decorations and let’s light up the world starting with HOPE.
Apples: you are the apple of my eye; eat an apple a day to keep the doctor away; even the hero in Treasure Island was saved when he fell into an apple barrel reaching for an apple. So celebrate Eat a Red Apple Day.
As news of the new strain of COVID is rapidly changing our lives it’s easy to forget World AIDS Day. Please don’t forget that AIDS hasn’t been cured or eliminated but continues to devastate lives around the world. News of a vaccine is just around the corner, but COVID has stolen all the research dollars and headlines.