Honoring Martin Luther King: Community Events for the Family

[ 0 ] January 14, 2015 |

MLK Concert
Saturday, January 18 at 630pm to 8pm
Location: Fleet Library located in the Mandle Building, 15 Westminster Street, Providence.

Join the celebration, feel the spirit, and embrace the joy! Join RISD as they kickoff their 2014 MLK Celebration Series on Saturday, January 18 at 630pm to 8pm. The event includes music from the PRISM of Praise Gospel Choir and spoken word by Reza Clifton.
Ages: All ages.
Cost: Free and open to the public.

MLK Day of Service
Monday, January 19 at 8:30am to 2:30pm
Location: MLK Elementary School, 35 Camp Street, Providence

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day RISD and the Mt. Hope Learning Center will once again partner for a special Day of Service event.  The day will include running arts and crafts workshops for the kids and engaging them with games, activities, and conversation.  You will have a chance to work with some really enthusiastic children, and hear about their interests in art. Although funding continues to be cut for art programs around the country, events like this help maintain the sense of inspiration and encouragement that young artists need when developing their skills and interests.  Join us for this special day that, in the spirit of Dr. King, seeks to use service as a mechanism for inspiration and social change.  As a reminder RISD classes are cancelled on MLK Day, so you don’t have to worry about academic conflicts.  Food, t-shirts, and transportation will be provided. To participate, contact CommunityService@risd.edu

The 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Series acknowledges the life and vast contributions of Dr. King in creating a more just and democratic society. The annual series of special events includes lectures, programs and workshops designed to provide RISD and the local community with meaningful moments of service, reflection, self-development, inspiration, and celebration. Visit the series page for more information.

Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr,
Monday, January 19 from 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM. (Shows at 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM & 2:30 PM; space is limited.)
Location: Providence Children’s Museum – 100 South Street, Providence, RI 02903

Families explore a display of photographs, words and books describing Dr. King’s life and work, participate in an interactive exploration of the negative power of discrimination, and see powerful performances of “M.L.K.: Amazing Grace.” Actors Rochel Coleman, Jackie Davis and Rafini bring history to life through songs and stories as they portray Civil Rights activists Rosa Parks, Ralph Abernathy and more. Event is supported by Providence Tourism Council, Herman H. Rose and Taco/The White Family Foundation.
Ages: Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Cost: Free with museum admission.

1385879_10152991217705480_8629403023627436678_nUnveiling of Nonviolence Mural on MLK Jr. Day
Monday, January 19 from 2:30pm – 3:00pm in ES
Location: Providence ¡CityArts!  891 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02907

Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth invites the people of Providence to a mural making. We’ve got the chalk; you bring the vision. On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, kids from ¡CityArts!, their teachers, and their community are building a mural about nonviolence in response to the events in Ferguson and Staten Island. It will feature drawings from the students and quotes from Providence community leaders, politicians, workers, and schoolchildren. But the mural will also have chalkboard panels where community members will answer: “What makes a community peaceful?” Join the conversation at our unveiling on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Ages: All ages.
Cost: Free.

SELMA-450x279Watch a movie: SELMA
Playing at various cinemas in the area.
Read Common Sense Media review here: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/selma
From the mind of a 13-year-old boy, read Flack’s review here: http://flickflackmovietalk.com/2015/01/selma-a-relevant-historical-drama-bursting-with-life-flacks-review/
Recommended for ages 13 +

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