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Food Lion® Presents: MLK Holiday Weekend

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Food Lion® Presents: MLK Holiday Weekend

"Join the Gantt Center for a virtual MLK celebration spanning the full day! Drop in or stay the entire time to enjoy music, discussion, activities and 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 Children's March Sunday, January 17 – 7 pm The Dream Revisited MLK DAY Schedule Monday, January 18 – 10 am - 5 pm 10 am 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. 10:45 am Panel Discussion: Civil Rights in the 21st Century Speaking on what Dr. King stood for and what is currently happening to fulfill that vision. 12 noon 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. 1 pm Phrases from the Movement A hands-on art activity that incorporates iconic Civil Rights phrases and/or new phrases participants create. 2:15 pm Live Performance by Omar El-Amin A one-man show that depicts the essences of MLK and Malcolm X during the Civil Rights era. 3:15 pm 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. 4:30 pm Live musical performance by Rudy Currence Covers of songs from the civil rights era with Grammy and Dove award-winning artist Rudy Currence."

Free
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM, every day through Jan 18, 2021.