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35th Annual MLK Day Celebration
January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Please save this date as we’re starting to organize our annual Dr Martin Luther King celebration.
At 10am Steve Strimer will lead the Afro-American Heritage Tour in Florence https://bit.ly/2PVpjW2
We hope to hold various activities for children as well.
There will be Celebration Assembly at 1 pm at Edwards Church of Northampton followed by community workshops.
MC, Myra Lam (The Resistance Center for Peace and Justice)
During our general assembly (starting at 1pm at Edwards Church) we will feature a panel discussion with Dr. Ousmane Power-Greene (Clark University), Jacqueline Velez (Neighbor to Neighbor Holyoke), and Tanisha Arena (Arise for Social Justice).
Our free community workshops will happen between 2:30-5pm. No pre-registration required.
Some of the scheduled workshops are:
*Kelsey Hall and Joshua Peterson – DIY #Podcasts: A “How To” for the Beginner Podcaster (1.5 hrs)
*Jill Shanahan (Tapestry) – Harm Reduction and the Opiod Crisis (1 hour)
*Susan Theberge (CAN)- TBD (1.5 hours)
*Miranda Groux – The military in our schools (1 hour)
*J.M. Sorrell: LGBTQ Justice: What You Can Do (1 hour)
*Jeff Napolitano- Myth of Sanctuary Cities (1 hour)
*Lydia Wood – Nuclear Ban workshop (1 hour)
*Yoav Elinevsky (Middle East Peace and Justice Coalition of WMass) – Injustice in Palestine is a threat to justice everywhere (1 hour)
*DSA workshop- TBD (1 hour)
*Sarah Pirtle – Common Threads: Social Justice Song
Swap (1.5 hrs)
*Arianne Abela – Justice Choir: A National Movement (1 hour)
*Maya Apfelbaum – The Beloved Community (1.5 hours)
All events are free and open to the public.
Big thanks to:
All our volunteers.
Edwards Church of Northampton (general assembly & workshops)
Northampton Friends Meeting (workshops)
First Churches of Northampton, Massachusetts (workshops)
Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence (workshops)
Thank you Jared Skolnick for donating his photograph services https://www.skolnickfilms.com/