Martin Luther King Day Celebration

Sunday, Jan 14, 2018 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The 12th Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration features keynote speaker Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction for Stamped from the Beginning, a book about the history of racist ideas in America. Musical performances will be by the Good News Gospel Choir, directed by Chris Coogan; and Weston High School jazz group. Students from the Regional Center for the Arts will present a spoken-word piece.

Note location: Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court

The celebration is co-sponsored by The Westport Library and Westport Country Playhouse in partnership with TEAM Westport and the Westport/Weston Interfaith Council. Seating is unreserved. Complimentary refreshments will be served in the Playhouse lobby after the presentation.

Keynote speaker Dr. Ibram X. Kendi is an assistant professor of African American History, focusing on racist and anti-racist ideas and movements. He is a frequent public speaker about the findings of his New York Times bestseller, Stamped from the Beginning and how they can fit into the national conversation surrounding movements such as #BlackLivesMatter and social justice.

The Westport/Weston Family YMCA will provide childcare and activities in the Lucille Lortel White Barn, Sheffer Studio, adjacent to the theater.
For more information, call the Westport Country Playhouse box office at 203.227.4177, toll-free at 1.888.927.7529. Westport Country Playhouse is located at 25 Powers Court, off Route 1, Westport.

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