Friday, January 14, 2011

Happy Birthday Martin Luther King, Jr.!

Here are some list-worthy events taking place in the Washington DC area to commemorate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Music, Story Telling and Spoken Word Celebration

Saturday, January 15, 2011 | 12 – 5 PM 
National Museum of African Art, Latino Center and National Museume of American Indian

To celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, join the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, Latino Center, and National Museum of the American Indian as artists explore the shared connections of "Love & Justice" found in African, Latino, and Native American communities. Listen, watch, and learn as our guest artists -- including Martha Redbone, Three Generationz, Michelle “Love the Poet” Nelson, Sandra Maria Esteves, Phoebe Farris, Cheick Hamala and Dovie Thomason -- share their expressions of love and justice through their music, spoken word, and storytelling performances. The weekend also includes hands-on activities for all ages as well as films, tours, and other regularly scheduled programs at the museum. Click HERE for details

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Quilt

Event Date: Saturday, 1/15/11 - 9:30 a.m.
Northwest One Public Library  What does peace mean to you? Craft your idea on a quilt square using
fabric pens, fabric paint, buttons, glue and more. The completed quilt
will be on display during Black History Month. Materials provided.
Click HERE for details

Social Justice Camp

The first weekend, MLK weekend, Jan 15 & 16, will be a followup to the first camp, with an open call to anyone and everyone to talk about your social justice work and meet like-minded people. We'll gather at MLK library all day Saturday in an unconference format, then again on Sunday afternoon for a workshop style day of brainstorming and planning ongoing projects.
Goals:  The main goals of Social Justice Camp DC are:
1) To gather people across sectors and professions to explore social justice issues in Washington, DC.
2) To build networked communities interested in addressing specific challenges affecting DC’s underserved populations.
3) To not only celebrate the achievements of MLK and the Civil Rights Movement, but also to channel our creative energies into projects that build on them.

Who: Who should come to Social Justice Camp DC:
  • Activists and artists who want to learn more about using social media in the pursuit of social justice.
  • Employees and volunteers with non-profits, public organizations, libraries, schools and government who want to learn from each other about problem solving the obstacles to social justice in the DC community.
  • Visionaries and enthusiasts in marketing, business development, and the legal field who want to share their experiences and expertise.
  • Anyone who is passionate about social justice and has a personal interest in volunteering time and resources to changing the world through collaboration, technology and creativity.
Click HERE to register

Do you have any more events to add? Add them in the comments section below!

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