Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration

Keeping the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. alive!

A Milwaukee Tradition for more than 3 decades!

The only cities that have celebrated Dr. King’s Birthday annually since 1984 are Atlanta, Georgia and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration programming highlights the youth in our community who every year interpret Dr. King’s words through art, speech, and writing contests.

The 36th Annual Dr. King Birthday celebration was held on January 19th, 2020.

How to Participate in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Program

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration is organized by a steering committee of long-time community members, school representatives, corporate leaders, and Marcus Center staff.

This community event is free and open to the public. There are no tickets or reservations required to attend this event.

Seating in Uihlein Hall is on a first come, first serve basis.

More Information and Funding Opportunities

For more information about the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, or for funding opportunities, please contact Anthony D. Smith – Director of Community Engagement and Inclusion at 414.273.7121 or email A Smith.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Teacher of the Year Award

The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is proud to recognize teachers who have continuously championed and encouraged their students to participate in the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Contests throughout the years.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Art Contest

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Art Contest
Sponsored by Brewers Community Foundation, Inc, and the Marcus Performing Arts Center

MLK Art Contest at the Marcus Center in Milwaukee


Visit HERE to view contest rules as a PDF

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speech Contest

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speech Contest
Sponsored by We Energies and the Marcus Performing Arts Center

 

MLK Speech Contest at the Marcus Center in Milwaukee

Visit HERE to view contest rules as a PDF.

Application and contest rules can be found at: http://www.we-energies.com/educators

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Contest

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Contest
Sponsored by Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Marcus Performing Arts Center

MLK Writing Contest at the Marcus Center in Milwaukee

Visit HERE to view contest rules as a PDF.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sponsorship Opportunites 2020

 

 

 

Marcus Center MLK SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES OVERVIEW
36th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration
January 19th, 2020

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MULTI-Cultural organizations celebrating and remembering

In addition, various cultural arts organizations take center stage in Uihlein Hall, truly demonstrating the excellence of our arts community.

Talent on stage in Uihlein Hall

Some of the groups celebrating with us have included United Indians of Milwaukee, Latino Arts Strings, Milwaukee Flyers Tumbling Team, O.N.F.Y.A.H, MPS’ Milwaukee High School of the Arts Jazz Ensemble, Majestic Community Choir and more!

The event concludes with the Paulette Y. Copeland Reception in the Atrium.

Steering Community

Chairs:
Janan Najeeb, Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition


Event Producer:
Martha Love, Martha Love Association


Organizing Committee:
Teon Austin, Cardinal Stritch University
Mark Barnes, MCPA
George Batayias, MCPA
Nuntiata Buck, MPS
Faye Collins, MCPA
Willie Garrison, Wauwatosa School District
Donelle Johnson, Community Volunteer/Writing Contest Founder
John Knudson, MTEA
Karen Ryan, We Energies
Barseana Simond, West Bend School District
Anthony Smith, MCPA
Molly Sommerhalder, MCPA
Mallori Taylor, MCPA
Amy Wayd, MPS
Sally Witte, City of Milwaukee
Jacqueline Zeledon, Milwaukee County Transit System

 

Thank you for your service!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!