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MLK Jr. Day at Random Row – Monday, Jan. 16, 5:30 pm

January 10, 2012

Come join us to celebrate how the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King (and many other Civil Rights activists) lives on here in Charlottesville. This is a gathering for all those who have a dream of social justice and a desire to see it come true.

The theme is Dr. King’s Principles of Nonviolence and how they can guide us in today’s world.

~ We will serve homemade soup, bread, salad and desserts.
~ Special guests* will offer poetry, music, stories, and other artistry related to the theme.
~ The Presence troupe will use playback and forum theatre techniques to reflect on audience members’ hopes, fears, frustrations, wishes and dreams for the future for Charlottesville and the world. We encourage you to share your own anecdotes, situations and concrete strategies for change!
~ We will show clips from films on King including Boycott http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0255851/ and Citizen King http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/mlk/, and respond to them with discussion, playback theatre and music, and show footage of present day social movements.
~ We will ask: “What’s the relationship between economic justice and racial justice? How can contemporary social movements address racial justice issues?”
~ All the diverse elements will be interwoven artistically, supported by visual projection, freestyle poetry, interactive theatre forms, and the soulful rhythms of DJ “Double A1K”.
~ Local groups are invited to display their work in the areas of social justice, diversity awareness, and nonviolent change.
~ Produced by Presence Center for Applied Theatre Arts and JustLyricz/ Skies the Limit Entertainment

Feel free to spread the word, and we hope to see you on MLK Day!

* Contact us if you would like to perform a song, poem, monologue or scene, dance piece, etc. Or you can let us know if you feel moved to share something in the moment!

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