Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration


Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by surrounding yourself with art, culture, and community. Enjoy an array of vibrant programs and activities for all ages. Bring the kids for art-making activities, enjoy great fare from award-winning food trucks, visit our exhibitions, hear a marathon reading of King’s lesser-known speeches and sermons, and much more—free for everyone!

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Family drop-in art activities

How Will I Change the World?
Create a map adorned with words about how we can change the world.

Share the Dream
Design a button or poster using words, pictures, or quotes that extol MLK.

Crown for a King
Kids love crowns! Create and wear one that celebrates MLK’s legacy.

12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy music & food on our patio!
Tunes by DJ Melquan J. Williams + delicious fare from award-winning food trucks: Postcards Central American Soul (as seen on Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race), Grilled Fraiche (Cali-Caribbean cuisine), and Peaches’ Smokehouse & Southern Kitchen (Southern cuisine and winner of the Cooking Channel’s Food Truck Face Off).

How Can I Serve?
Honor the legacy of MLK by answering one of his most enduring questions: What are you doing for others? These four organizations from across LA will be on hand to pass out information and answer questions about supporting your community year-round:
1. APLA Health
2. Great Beginnings for Black Babies, Inc.
3. The Compton Coalition
4. National Park Service
5. Exceptional Children’s Foundation

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Marathon reading of Martin
Luther King Jr. speeches by Long Beach City Councilmember Rex Richardson; Executive Director of the Social Justice Learning Institute D’Artagnan Scorza; Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery curator Erin Cristovale; visual artist Michael Massenburg; singer-songwriter Sha’Leah Nikole; and many more!

“The American Dream” Sermon delivered at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, on July 4, 1965

“The Other America” Speech delivered at Stanford University’s Memorial Auditorium on
April 14, 1967

RSVP: 213.744.2024 or [email protected]

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