MLK Day Celebration 2021

January 18, 2021

January 18, 2021

10:00 AM To 3:30 PM

Virtual event: 12:00 pm CST/1:00 pm EST

Free with registration

Event Description

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day immersed in music, culture, and community. This year’s virtual festival highlights MLK’s dedication to labor and workers’ rights, and these movements’ continued importance today. Enjoy these vibrant programs and activities for all ages.

10:00 am
Musical Welcome from ICYOLA

Kick off CAAM’s MLK Day Celebration with members of the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (ICYOLA), the largest majority Black orchestra in America.

11:00 am

King Study Group
Join the King Study Group to engage with King’s speech in support of Memphis Sanitation Workers.

1:00 pm

Black Workers and Social Justice: From Memphis, 1968, to Today
The labor movement was—and remains—essential to the struggle for racial equity and civil rights. King’s final campaign was undertaken to support striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee.

2:30 pm

Family Story Time and Poetry Workshop
Close out the holiday with this family program celebrating MLK. Author Alice Faye Duncan will read excerpts from her children’s book, Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968, followed by a haiku writing workshop.


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