On January 15, 2018 my niece and I went on the Martin Luther King Jr Day Commemorative Train. The train goes from San Jose to San Francisco in honor of the 50 mile civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. My niece has developed a real interest in social justice issues, which is something that I am very proud of.
This year, I noticed that the crowds were a lot larger. There were a lot of pre-printed signs that people were holding. In the past MLK train rides, there were a lot more hand-made signs, and a lot more activist groups represented. This year, I saw a lot of corporate signs like PayPal, Google, and such.
After the march, my niece and I went to the Metreon to see some of the cartoonists in the Black Comix Arts Festival. We both had a good time. I had some fun conversations with a cartoonist who was a Saints fan and a cartoonist who was a Steelers fan. They both were still in a state of shock at how yesterday’s playoff games went.
Here is a video of the day.