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Joining the Conversation: An Interactive Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.

Sunday, April 3, 2022 2pm

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The public is invited to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of nonviolence through hands-on education, art, writing activities, and discussion for people of all ages. Featuring open mic readings of Martin Luther King Jr’s speeches. Free event. Kids welcome.
Note: Masks are required at this event to prevent the spread of Covid-19
The intention of the event is to bring people together to celebrate Dr. King’s life. Participants will be invited to join in activities presented in collaboration with many area nonprofit organizations:
AntiRacists in Enfield will facilitate a guided space for participants to reflect on the influence of racism and white privilege in contemporary society.
Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts will be hosting an interactive art activity for teens.
Postcards and Coffee will share materials and tools for connecting with public officials, and opportunities to help fight voter suppression in communities of color.
Tompkins County Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (JEDI) will present their video of youth sharing their vision of what a more equitable Tompkins County looks and feels like to them. JEDI will provide the opportunity for young people to share additional thoughts on equity via written statements, drawings, video, and audio recordings.
On Earth Peace will introduce participants to the six principles of nonviolence that are based on Dr. King’s writing and speeches.
Ulysses Philomathic Library will offer a selection of relevant books for all ages for browsing and borrowing.
Trumansburg Middle School Social Justice Club students will engage young participants in coloring activities related to Martin Luther King Jr.
Trumansburg Area Churches (Ecumenical Council) will show intersectionality artwork.
Participants will be invited to share segments of Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches via an open mic throughout the two hour event

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