MLK Day Celebration

MLK Day Celebration

More About MLK Day Celebration

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:

9:00am-5:00pm
Community Coloring


9:15am-10:15am
Our Friend Martin Screening


10:00am-10:30am
Guided Tour


10:00am-11:00am
Part 1: Hands on Art with Jeffery Weatherford


10:30am-12:00pm
Clean Slate 101- An Expungement Information Session with the Council of Elders


11:15am-12:15pm
Our Friend Martin Screening


11:30am-12:30pm
Part 1: Artful Letter Writing to Justice Involved Youth with Shane of Guerilla Poets


12:00pm-12:30pm
Guided Tour


12:00pm-1:30pm
Musical Performance - Quentin Talley and the Soul Providers


12:30pm-1:30pm
Part 2: Hands on Art with Jeffery Weatherford

1:30pm-2:30pm
Part 2: Artful Letter writing to Justice Involved Youth with Shane of Guerilla Poets


1:30pm-3:00pm
Faith in Action: Revolutionary and Radical Love - Panel Conversation


1:45pm-2:00pm
Spoken Word Performance - Boris “Bluz” Rogers


2:00pm-2:30pm
Guided Tour


2:30pm-3:00pm
Musical Performance - Kenya Templeton


2:30pm-3:30pm
Poetry and Performance Workshop with Boris “Bluz” Rodgers


3:00pm-4:00pm
Theatrical Performance- Preview of BNS Production’s presentation of August Wilson’s Fences - Scene Preview and Audience Talk Back

3:30pm-4:30pm
Our Friend Martin Screening


4:00pm-4:30pm
Guided Tour


4:00p-4:30p
Musical Performance - Kenya Templeton


5:00pm
The Gantt Center closes to the public.

Tags: celebration, mlk day celebration, charlotte, harvey gantt center



Event Details

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

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

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Contact:
(704) 547-3700
info@ganttcenter.org


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