Martin Luther King Day Celebration

Martin Luther King Day Celebration

Martin Luther King Day Celebration

Monday, January 15th, 2018

A rare opportunity to gather in community to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King, learn about persons of color and diverse identities on Cape Ann, and rededicate ourselves to the American creed that all persons are created equal.

Gloucester’s 2nd Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration, an afternoon featuring first-person presentations by Fish Tales of the Gloucester Writers Center, about Native American history, the Slave Trade as related to Gloucester’s commerce, the Abolitionist Movement and present-day issues regarding civil rights, refugees, religious liberty and world conflicts. Silent concluding procession, tolling the Meetinghouse Paul Revere Bell for freedom.

Related Morning Event

The Unitarian Universalist Society of Rockport holds its annual Peace March commemorating the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. in which members and friends gather at 9:30 am for sign making, followed by a march through downtown Rockport at 10:00 am, and gather after the march for hot cider and goodies, followed by a short worship service.  For more information see:  http://rockportuu.org/

Program of Events at the Meetinghouse

Updated 1/14 11:00am

TimePresenterProgram
2:00Sefatia Romeo-ThekenWelcome with Greeting from the Mayor
2:10Mary Ellen LepionkaLocal Native Americans after colonization
2:50Break
3:00GWC Fish TalesFish Tales on the promise of America
3:25Caleb FridayReading of Dr. King's last Christmas Sermon
3:50Break
4:00Lise BreenBlack Leaders of the Abolitionist Movement
4:35Rev. Janet ParsonsWhere Do We Go From Here?
5:00ClosingTolling of the Bell

Event Info:

  • Monday, January 15th, 2018
  • 2pm to 5:30pm
  • Gloucester Meetinghouse
  • Tickets: FREE with voluntary donations, all welcome. Refreshments will be available.
  • Add to Calendar 01/15/2018 02:00 PM 12/31/1969 07:00 PM America/New_York Martin Luther King Day Celebration

    A rare opportunity to gather in community to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King, learn about persons of color and diverse identities on Cape Ann, and rededicate ourselves to the American creed that all persons are created equal.

    Gloucester Meetinghouse, 10 Church Street, Gloucester, MA 01930 Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation info@gloucestermeetinghouse.org false MM/DD/YYYY

Sponsors

Mass Cultural Council Cape Ann Savings Bank

Location

Address:
Gloucester Meetinghouse
10 Church St, Gloucester, MA 01930