If you’re looking for something free and inspiring to do on MLK Day, here are a few options:
The University of Hartford will host the “Keeping the Dream Alive” one-hour program at 11 a.m. in Lincoln Theater. CT State Treasurer Denise Nappier will be the keynote speaker. There will be musical performances by students from the Hartt School, University of Hartford Magnet School, and the Martin Luther King Elementary School.
The Wadsworth Atheneum will be hosting the MLK Community Day from 10-5. There will be hands-on art, discussions about the Digging Deeper exhibit, music by a gospel choir, storybook time, and a screening of the film The Quilts of Gee’s Bend.
For those who would like to volunteer on their day off from work or school, there are also a few organized activities. There will be an MLK Day Painting Service Project at Peter’s Retreat from 12:30-4:30. Painting supplies will be provided. For more information on this, call Danielle at (860) 728-3201 x2012. OPP (Our Piece of the Pie) Hartford AmeriCorps will be having a Peace Walk beginning at 20-28 Sargeant Street. They say:
MLK Day is a day on not a day off. This is a time when we serve our community and make a different one person at a time! On this day we will be focusing on “PEACE”. We will have many quest speakers including Ed Nixon Jr. (Nick LaTour acting name) from Los Angeles, CA. His father Ed Nixon Sr. was the founder of MIA movement in Alabama and he played a vaulable role in the the release of Rosa Parks.
The anti-violence march will follow the guest speakers. This event goes from 9:30-2pm.
If you know of other MLK-themed happenings planned for Monday, January 18th, please let me know.