36th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration

The only cities that have celebrated Dr. King’s Birthday annually since 1984 are Atlanta, Georgia and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Always taking place in the month of January, this event focuses on keeping the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. alive. 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.

In addition, various cultural arts organizations take center stage in Uihlein Hall, truly demonstrating the excellence of our arts community. The event concludes with the Paulette Y. Copeland Reception in the Atrium.

The 36th Annual Dr. King Birthday celebration will be on January 19th, 2020.

The theme for this year is: "Your Life Has Significance".

Please join us on January 19th, 2020 from 1-3pm.
A reception will follow the presentations and performances.

MORE EVENT INFORMATION



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

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Art Contest

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.

 

Bus Routes

Bus Routes to the Marcus Center

 

Route 57 (Walnut-N.92nd)

 

GreenLine (Bayshore-Airport)

 

Route 49 (Bayshore-Brown Deer)

 

Attendees can find which routes connect to these by using Google Trip Planner on the home page of RideMCTS.com.?

Sponsors
Forest County Potawatomi Foundation
Forest County Potawatomi Foundation

Presenting Sponsor

BMO Harris Bank

Legacy Sponsor

MPS
Milwaukee Public Schools

Legacy Sponsor

Aurora Healthcare
Aurora Healthcare

Freedom Sponsor

Islamic Society of Milwaukee
Islamic Society of Milwaukee

Freedom Sponsor

Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls

Peace Sponsor

Landmark Credit Union

Peace Sponsor

MPS Foundation
Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation, Inc.

Peace Sponsor

Milwaukee Bucks

Peace Sponsor

Educator’s Credit Union

Peace Sponsor

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

Paulette Y. Copeland Reception Sponsor & Art Contest Sponsor

Brewers Community Foundation
Brewers Community Foundation

Art Contest Sponsor

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Writing Contest Sponsor

Milwaukee Teachers Education Association
Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association

Writing Contest Sponsor

WE Energies
We Energies

Speech Contest Sponsor

First Stage
First Stage

Student Award Sponsors

Milwaukee Art Museum

Student Award Sponsors

Milwaukee Brewers
Milwaukee Brewers

Student Award Sponsor

Milwaukee Bucks

Student Award Sponsors

Zoological Society of Milwaukee
Zoological Society of Milwaukee

Student Award Sponsors


Show Date

Jan. 19, 2020 1:00 PM

Theater

Uihlein Hall
929 N Water St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Wheelchair AssistanceWheelchair Assistance

Genre
Tribute Conversation Free Children
Suggestion
Family Fun Friends
Audience
Family Friendly
Presenter
Marcus Center