Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Activities in Waukesha and Milwaukee

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Activities in Waukesha and Milwaukee

2019-01-17T18:09:17+00:00January 9th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|

Sunday, January 20, after 9:15 and 11:00 am services – “Freedom Walk”

Unitarian Universalist Church West, follow the signs to UL4 

This month, while exploring the impact of the Black Church Experience upon the Civil Rights Movement, and the continuing “Call to Justice” of the Poor People’s Campaign and Black Lives Matter Movements, UUCW’s middle school students created a “Freedom Walk” project to share with you. Listen to music influenced by the struggle for civil rights while “walking through” and viewing the freedom story boards created by middle school “Neighboring Faiths” and “Call to Justice” groups.

 

Saturday, January 19 – 5:30 pm – Movie and Potluck: King in the Wilderness

Community Room at Unitarian Universalist Church West, 13001 W. North Ave. Brookfield

Sponsored by UUCW RE Council, this film documentary examines the struggles and violence that King endured during his conceptualization of the “Poor People’s Campaign,” and the turbulence that proceeded King’s assassination. The movie is rated TV-14. If able, please bring a dish to pass. The film will start at 6:00 pm. For more info, contact Marsha Thrall.

 

Sunday, January 20 – 1:00 pm – 35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Birthday

Uihlein Hall, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee

This community event is free and open to the public. Seating in Uihlein Hall is on a first come, first serve basis. Programming highlights the youth in our community who interpret Dr. King’s words through an art, speech and writing contest, and performances. More info at Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.

 

Monday, January 21 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Library Family Activities

Martin Luther King Branch Library, 4th & Locust in Milwaukee

Join us for a full day of family activities honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More info at Martin Luther King Library

 

Monday, January 21 – 9:30 am – 6:30 pm – MLK Films and Activities

Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Ave, Waukesha

A full day/evening of story times and films for all ages. Includes a free showing of The Blood is at the Doorstep, documentary about the Dontre Hamilton killing, at 6:30 pm. All event details are at Waukesha Library Calendar (scroll to 1/21, click on each event).

 

Saturday, February 9, 8:00 – 11:30 am – MICAH’s MLK-Black History Month Annual Breakfast

Bay Shore Lutheran Church, 1200 E. Hampton Rd., Milwaukee

Guest Speaker: Tatiana Washington, organizer for “50 More Miles” march. This is one of MICAH’s big fund-raisers — in addition to contributing to a worthy cause, this is an opportunity to fellowship and celebrate with a diverse group of justice-minded people! Breakfast starts at 8:30 am. $15.00/adult; $10.00/child. For tickets, please contact Stephanie Richardson.