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35th Annual MLK Day Celebration

January 21

Join us for a day of celebration in remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr.

At 10am Steve Strimer will lead the Afro-American Heritage Tour in Florence https://bit.ly/2PVpjW2

There will be Celebration Assembly at 1 pm at Edwards Church of Northampton followed by community workshops.

MC, Myra Lam (The Resistance Center for Peace and Justice)

During our general assembly (starting at 1pm at Edwards Church) we will feature a panel discussion with Dr. Ousmane Power-Greene (Clark University), Jacqueline Velez (Neighbor to Neighbor Holyoke), and Tanisha Arena (Arise for Social Justice).

There will be music by Bomba De Aqui.

Our free community workshops will happen between 2:30-5pm. No pre-registration required.

Some of the scheduled workshops are:
*Kelsey Hall and Joshua Peterson – DIY #Podcasts: A “How To” for the Beginner Podcaster (1.5 hrs)
*Jill Shanahan (Tapestry) – Harm Reduction and the Opiod Crisis (1 hour)
*Susan Theberge (CAN)- The Climate Justice Movement: Solidarity, Mobilization & Resistance in High Stakes Times
(1.5 hours)
*Miranda Groux (TRC)- The military in our schools (1 hour)
*J.M. Sorrell: LGBTQ Justice: What You Can Do (1 hour)
*Jeff Napolitano (TRC)- Myth of Sanctuary Cities (1 hour)
*Lydia Wood (NuclearBan.US) – Social Justice, Feminism, and the Bomb (1 hour)
*Yoav Elinevsky (Middle East Peace and Justice Coalition of WMass) -What would MLK today say about the Middle East?
(1 hour)
*Sanjiv Gupta (DSA) – MLK, anticapitalism and race (1 hour)
*Sarah Pirtle – Common Threads: Social Justice Song
Swap (1.5 hrs)
*Arianne Abela – Justice Choir: A National Movement (1 hour)
*Maya Apfelbaum – The Beloved Community (1.5 hours)

The Children’s Celebration will also commence at 1pm at Edwards Church. All kids programs will be held at this location.
Thank you Melissa Power-Greene and Ousmane Power-Greene.

All events are free and open to the public.

Big thanks to:
All our volunteers.
Steve Strimer.
Melissa Power-Greene and Ousmane Power-Greene.
Edwards Church of Northampton (general assembly & workshops)
Northampton Friends Meeting (workshops)
First Churches of Northampton, Massachusetts (workshops)
Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence (workshops)

Thank you Jared Skolnick for donating his photograph services https://www.skolnickfilms.com/


January 21

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