MLK Celebration 2016
Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with activities for all ages. Come early for an MLK Birthday Party for kids with cupcakes plus crafts. Other activities include: "Da Up Raise: A Choreopoem," presented by the Positive Social Change Theater/Performing Arts Program of Augusta Fells Savage High School of Baltimore, MD which combines theater, spoken word, dance, and song to make a better tomorrow; a choral performance by the acapella group, Shades of Yale; and a screening and post-film talk of Profiled, a documentary about the pervasiveness and persistence of racial divides in America. The panelists are the film’s director, Kathleen Foster; Tawanda Jones, sister of Tyrone West, who was killed in Baltimore by officers during a routine traffic stop; Sonia Kumar, staff attorney for the ACLU of Maryland; and Mark Puente, an investigative reporter for the Baltimore Sun who has been nominated three times for a Pulitzer Prize.
Schedule of Events
|11am||MLK Children’s birthday party with teaching artist Culture Queen|
|12pm||MLK Birthday Cupcakes|
|12pm-4pm||Create an MLK-themed craft with community artist Sallah Jenkins|
|12:30pm||The Positive Social Change Theater/Performing Arts Program of Augusta Fells Savage High School presents a work in progress entitled "Da Up Raise: A Choreopoem" that combines spoken word, dance, and song in a theatrical conversation to achieve healing, understanding and hope.|
|1:30pm||Film Screening of Profiled followed by a panel that includes the director, Kathleen Foster|
|3:30pm||Shades of Yale acapella chorus performance|
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Other MLK Weekend Events
Monday, January 18: Enjoy special admission of $5 all during MLK Weekend. On Monday, attend a reading of The Meeting, a play about an imaginary meeting between Dr. King and Malcolm X. Click here to see the schedule for MLK Day, Monday, January 18.