The MLK holiday is usually our biggest day of the year, when we open our doors and provide free admission to our exhibitions and to a full day of programming to honor the work of Dr. King.
We are unable to celebrate with you in person, so we are presenting a full day of online programming for you. You can also find out what is happening with San Francisco’s week-long celebration of the holiday here, and 3 days of programming presented by The King Institute at Stanford University here.
MLK at MoAD is for the whole family! Through stories, spoken word poetry, art and performance, we will reflect on the importance of justice and protest in our diverse communities. Come together to celebrate the life and achievements of one of our nation’s greatest heroes.
Contribute to our Digital MLK Ofrenda with images and thoughts inspired by Dr. King! This platform serves as digital altar to highlight and celebrate the achievements of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. We want for everyone across the globe to celebrate and share the many ways Dr. King has impacted your lives.
You can join our MLK Day programming livestreaming on YouTube Live on the MoAD Channel or Facebook Live on MoAD’s page.
12 noon – 12:30 pm | Welcome: What does MLK mean to me?
12:30pm – 1pm | Children’s Storytime with MoAD and the San Francisco Public Library. Staff members read aloud their favorite books for young children.
1 pm – 2 pm | Dream We Do: A Poetry Reading in Celebration of MLK featuring Marvin K. White. Joyce Lee, Daniel B. Summerhill, and Jewelle Gomez
2 pm – 3pm | Photographic Images of the Civil Rights Era Protests. MoAD Docents will look at selected photographs of social justice protests of the Civil Rights era. They will present photographs of people, ephemera, and other powerful images found in public domain archives. They will discuss the power of photography and its capacity to encapsulate time.
3:15pm – 3:45 pm | No Glue Collaging Art Workshop. This workshop is ideal for ages 7 and up, and you do not have to possess any artistic skills to participate! We will learn the basics of creating composition, balance, and visual harmony while collaging.For the workshop you will need:
- Pages from magazines, newspapers, or any print media;
- A sheet of paper, any color (8.5” x 11”)
4 pm – 5 pm | Meet Us Quickly: Performing and Painting for Justice. We will close out the day with a discussion of the project “Meet Us Quickly With Your Mercy,” part of a trilogy of performances that address the social justice issue of mass incarceration, and a digital exhibition created in conjunction with the performance Meet Us Quickly: Painting for Justice from Prison
5 pm – 5:15 pm | Closing
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Reading List
In honor of the legacy of activist and civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., MoAD presents a curated reading list to continue celebrating the leaders of today in the fight for racial justice.
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