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Events celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Events celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Published: January 10, 2014

Concord and Manchester, New Hampshire

Community celebration

Honore Murenzi, founder and director of New American Africans, will receive the 2014 Martin Luther King Award. Honore Murenzi founded New American Africans with the vision that Africans in New Hampshire have much to offer each other in their efforts to find security and welcome, and also that newcomers and local people need each other as well.

When: 2-5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 20

Where: St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral Community Center in Manchester


Film screening: "The Promised Land"

The film, an episode from "America at the Racial Crossroads," which was originally part of the Eyes on The Prize film documentary, features Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s growing vision and work with many others towards the 1968 Poor People's Campaign. (60 min.)

When: 7-9 p.m., Monday, Jan. 20

Where: Temple Beth Jacob in Concord


Culver City, Calif.

Community celebration: What did Dr. King say? And what will we do?

The City of Culver City 9th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration features a screening of "King: A Film Record...Montgomery to Memphis" and a panel discussion moderated by Eisha Mason, associate regional director for AFSC's West region.

When: 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18

Where: Culver City Senior Center



Unmasking mass incarceration

The U.S. system of mass incarceration unjustly targets and criminalizes low-income persons and people of color, extracting an ongoing toll on our families and our community. After the Marade, come explore through shared experiences and theatrical performances the negative impact of mass incarceration on criminal justice, police accountability, immigrant rights, LGBT justice, workers’ rights and other areas of social justice. Then, use what you know to learn, network, organize and continue the fight for human rights with a community dedicated to a just future.

When: 3-5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 20

Where: Auraria Campus



Film screening: "Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin"

This powerful documentary chronicles the life of the Quaker, openly-gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, who is best known for organizing the 1963 March on Washington, D.C. A discussion following the film will be moderated by members of the Quaker community. (83 min.)

When: 11:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 20

Where: Indianapolis Museum of Art


Kansas City

Community forum: Renewing Dr. King's Poor People's Campaign

Inspiring community leaders will speak about what their organizations are doing to revive a Poor People’s campaign and how we all can work together to reduce poverty and create greater economic justice.

When: 3:30-5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 20

Where: Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church