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Food Lion® Presents: MLK Holiday Weekend
- All ages
About This Program
Join us for a virtual MLK celebration spanning the whole day! Drop in or stay the entire time to enjoy music, discussion, activities + more. This year we reflect on Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of The Promised Land and how we can move forward through the lens of justice.
This MLK Celebration is proudly sponsored by Food Lion.
MLK Weekend Movie Nights
A virtual screening of films that highlight the legacy of Dr. King the weekend prior to MLK Day.
Friday, January 15 – 7 pm
I am MLK Jr.
Saturday, January 16 – 7 pm
Sunday, January 17 – 7 pm
The Dream Revisited
MLK DAY Schedule
Monday, January 18 – 10 am - 5 pm
From Slavery to Civil Rights, an Aural History Tour
A combination of spirituals, protest songs, and inspiring gospel, this performance will take you on an aural history tour from the time of slavery through the Civil Rights Movement.
Panel Discussion: Civil Rights in the 21st Century
Speaking on what Dr. King stood for and what is currently happening to fulfill that vision.
Our Friend Martin
An animated film of two teens who go back in time to visit Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at several points in his life.
Phrases from the Movement
Participants will create a symbolic montage with teaching artist Dyair, that incorporates empowering text, based on classic Civil Rights protest statements. Materials needed for this activity:
- Colored pencils
- Black Sharpie™
- Crayons (optional)
- Watercolor paints (optional)
Live Performance by Omar El-Amin
A one-man show that depicts the essences of MLK and Malcolm X during the Civil Rights era.
Panel Discussion: Transformative Justice in Action
A conversation that highlights our community’s experience with the criminal justice system as well as various resources available in our city.
Live musical performance by Rudy Currence
Covers of songs from the civil rights era with Grammy and Dove award-winning artist Rudy Currence.
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