It's MLK, Jr. Weekend

Good morning everyone, Just a reminder that the office is closed on Monday. Please consider using the time off to give back to the community. See links below for resources on ways to serve in a socially distanced setting, ways to serve virtually and other ways to contribute if your schedule doesn't allow for the first two options. Friendly reminder to submit a nomination for the Spring into Action Award! Thank you to everyone who has submitted already! And here are three you should know: 1. John Lewis has been honored (naturally). Literally by nature. Stan Herd - who created natural portraits of Kamala Harris and Joe Biden - recently unveiled his natural portrait of John Lewis at Freedom Park. Herd calls his Lewis piece a “temporary earthwork,” meaning that he used natural materials to make an ephemeral geoglyph, a type of art that may be best recognized as the Nazca Lines in Peru. SR (Thanks to Erika Brookes for this story.) 2. Apple is coming to Atlanta. The company has recently revealed plans to build a tech ed campus in the city, called the Propel Center, with a focus on providing technology skills and education to students at HBCUs. "We know the talent is already there," said Apple's Lisa Jackson, head of environment, policy and social initiatives, in her interview with CBS This Morning. "We know these students are trying to do what every student does -- propel themselves to a better future and a better life." CNET 3. How hard is it to get the COVID-19 vaccination in Atlanta? One AJC reporter was determined to find out. [T]he process was not well organized, hence my irritability. An initiative that means life or death for thousands of Americans seems to have been assembled in an offhand way. AJC Springbot Master Classes Be sure to sign up here! Your colleagues are working hard to bring these events to life so let's support them and learn something new!

Mind Edit MLK Jr. Day is Monday, January 18th and as reminder from yesterday's #rollcall, be sure to check out these opportunities: Search here by location for volunteer opportunities near you. Look here for a comprehensive list of Virtual and Atlanta events. Look here for a list of MLK Day activities. Birthdays Evan Jacobs (Jan. 13) Lisa Ng (Jan. 16)

Anniversaries Sheila Gaskell (2 years) Russell Harper (4 years)

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