MLK Day Celebration

MLK Day Celebration

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Join us for a day-long commemoration of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Bring the entire family to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Gantt Center on Monday, January 20. Starting with a screening of Our Friend Martin at 9:15 AM, enjoy programming packed with hands-on art workshops, guided tours, musical performances, and more as we examine the inequities in housing, incarceration and reentry.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

Community Coloring

Our Friend Martin Screening

Guided Tour

Part 1: Hands on Art with Jeffery Weatherford

Clean Slate 101- An Expungement Information Session with the Council of Elders

Our Friend Martin Screening

Part 1: Artful Letter Writing to Justice Involved Youth with Shane of Guerilla Poets

Guided Tour

Musical Performance - Quentin Talley and the Soul Providers

Part 2: Hands on Art with Jeffery Weatherford

Part 2: Artful Letter writing to Justice Involved Youth with Shane of Guerilla Poets

Faith in Action: Revolutionary and Radical Love - Panel Conversation

Spoken Word Performance - Boris “Bluz” Rogers

Guided Tour

Musical Performance - Kenya Templeton

Poetry and Performance Workshop with Boris “Bluz” Rodgers

Theatrical Performance- Preview of BNS Production’s presentation of August Wilson’s Fences - Scene Preview and Audience Talk Back

Our Friend Martin Screening

Guided Tour

Musical Performance - Kenya Templeton

The Gantt Center closes to the public.

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Event Details

Date: January 20, 2020
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Harvey B. Gantt Center
551 S Tryon St
Charlotte NC 28202

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(704) 547-3700

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