A Banner July 4th!

The Civic Circle had a banner day on July 4, inviting kids to a Virtual Parade and Singalong (watch HERE or below), led again by Nick and Lea, and creating a “Kid Fun Kit” of online activities to keep kids busy all day.

We also joined The Washington Revels and Carpe Diem Arts on July 4 for the Daily Antidotes of Song, where Lea Morris sang “The Citizen Tango,” to great audience participation.

WATCH that performance HERE.

It was a bittersweet July 4, amid our national reckoning over racial justice. There were some who wondered whether to celebrate Independence Day at all, given our failure to live up to the promise of equality for all in the Declaration of Independence. With our virtual parade, two singalongs and Kid Fun Kit, The Civic Circle sought to support families whose annual rituals had been interrupted, without striking a divisive or insensitive note. It’s an ongoing balance in civic education, and we hope we struck it this time.

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