Keeping the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. alive!
This is a FREE event!
GET READY FOR THE 39TH ANNUAL DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION
Theme: Working Toward a World of Peace
EVENT TIME: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
DATE: January 16th, 2023
CONTEST CATEGORIES: ART, WRITING, SPEECH
Contest Deadline: November 18, 2022
LOCATION: This event will be held in person at the Marcus Performing Arts Center
The 38th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration took place on January 17th, 2022.
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The Marcus Performing Arts Center in Milwaukee has celebrated Dr. King’s Birthday annually since 1984. 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.
“There is no easy way to create a world where men and women can live together, where each has his own job and home and where all children receive as much education as their minds can absorb. ……….. It will be done by rejecting racism, materialism and violence ….. and especially by working toward a world of brotherhood, cooperation and peace. (61)
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Nonviolence: The Only Road to Freedom”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an activist committed to peace, justice, and equality. Dr. King’s essential thoughts on nonviolence, social policy, integration, black nationalism, the ethics of love and hope, and his many testimonies have resonated over the past 38 years through the voices of our youth.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an activist committed to peace, justice, and equality.
As a visionary leader of the civil rights movement, King fought for racial and economic justice for the oppressed. His driving forces were nonviolence, love, the importance of family and self-respect.
Bader Philanthropies, Inc.
MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM
THE ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF MILWAUKEE
Janan Najeeb, Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition
Teon Austin, Cardinal Stritch University and Marcus Performing Arts Center Engagement and Education Committee
Ingrid Walker-Henry, Milwaukee Teachers’ Educators Association
Donelle Johnson, Community/Writing Contest
Martha Love, Community
Janan Najeeb, Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition and Marcus Performing Arts Center Board Member
Marcey Patterson, City of Milwaukee
Molly Quirk, Milwaukee Public Schools
Nuntiata Portis-Buck, Milwaukee Public Schools
Karen Ryan, We Energies
Barseana Simond, West Bend School District
Anthony D. Smith , MPAC
Leah Townsend, MPAC
Mallori Taylor, MPAC
Amy Wayd, Milwaukee Public Schools
Jacqueline Zeledon, Milwaukee County Transit System
Thank you for your service!