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US civil rights leader Martin Luther King,Jr. (C)

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Durham Parks and Recreation will host a virtual event to commemorate the life, work, and dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event is on Saturday, January 23, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The theme is MLK: Remembering the Legacy through the Arts.

Participants will enjoy a host of celebratory activities, including music, poetry, dancing, and community engagement/discussions. See the list of activities below.

11 a.m.-11:45 a.m.                 Group discussion about the current events and COVID-19

11:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.               Clips of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Speeches

12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.               Entertainment

·           Song – Lift Every Voice and Sing – Abria Ellis

·           Spoken Word – Dasan Ahanu and Church Da Poet

·           Poetry by Mama Noni

·           Pre-recorded musical performance by Councilman Pierce Freelon

12:45 p.m. – 1 p.m.                 Break (Music playing in the background)

1 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.                    Movement Activity (Stretching and Line Dances)

1:10 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.              Community Praise/Outreach – local artists and community groups will highlight the services they have to offer.

1:45 p.m. – 2 p.m.                   Closing

 

Music will be provided by DJ Go Off.

The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. To register, visit DPRPlayMore.org or click here.

 

 

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