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VIRTUAL: New Haven Museum Family Programming (MLK 2022 at the Peabody Museum)

Join New Haven Museum educators for a morning of enriching family programs celebrating Dr. King and his living legacy. Beloved storytellers Joy Donaldson, Waltrina Kirkland, and Clifton Graves will share fables, anecdotes, and stories that honor King’s work. An interactive dance performance and lesson from Ms. Hanan’s Dance and Beyond will follow. And you’ll be treated to a kid-friendly painting activity with Anthony Gilkes that you can do right from your home!
This program is part of the Peabody Museum’s 26th Annual MLK Celebration generously sponsored by Citizens™

VIRTUAL: Experience Poetry Jam (MLK 2022 at the Peabody Museum)

Join influential poet-performers Croilot and Ngoma as they emcee an electrifying spoken word experience in honor of Zannette Lewis, founder of our annual MLK Poetry Slam. This signature event attracts a large and supportive crowd every year. Tune in online as our hosts kick things off with a curated open mic in collaboration with artists from The Word. These talented storytellers will be followed by a slate of renowned, featured poets from all over the country, including Lorraine Currelley, Robert Gibbons, Bao Phi, and Ray Jane.

VIRTUAL: Community Conversation: Standing on Their Shoulders (MLK 2022 at the Peabody Museum)

Join representatives from a few of the many social and environmental justice organizations here in New Haven and from across Connecticut to learn more about their work. They’ll share the lineage of their efforts and contemporary organizing while offering ways for each of us to get involved. Speakers include representatives from the New Haven African American Historical Society and the National Council for Negro Women.
This program is part of the Peabody Museum’s 26th Annual MLK Celebration generously sponsored by Citizens™

VIRTUAL: Supporting Black Youth in Crisis: What Would Dr. King Say? What Would Dr. King Do? (MLK 2022 at the Peabody Museum)

Listen in on a fascinating and candid panel discussion hosted by the Black Caucus American Library Association–Connecticut Chapter on the issues plaguing Black youth in our community. The conversation will dig into the critical role of mental health and how drugs and violence perpetuate negative behavior. The 45-minute discussion will be followed by a live 15-minute audience Q&A.
This program is part of the Peabody Museum’s 26th Annual MLK Celebration generously sponsored by Citizens™

VIRTUAL: MLK Youth Space: Art as Wellness (MLK 2022 at the Peabody Museum)

Created by and for middle and high school young adults, this virtual space is open to young people interested in connecting with their peers to learn and talk about mental wellness in families of color. Hosted with leadership from Students for Educational Justice, this Zoom meeting will have a political education segment on mental health, removing police presence in schools, and the legacy of Dr. King. Choose either a spoken word workshop hosted by The Word and teaching artists Tahj Galberth and Aaron Jafferis, or a visual arts workshop facilitated by teaching artist Jadie Meprivert.

VIRTUAL: Environmental Justice: Exploring Race, Place & Spirituality (MLK 2022 at the Peabody Museum)

How we foster community and make spaces for it to thrive are critical to our efforts toward environmental justice. Leaders of this movement, from freedom fighters like Dr. King to today’s revolutionaries, understand that place—both physical and spiritual—must be created and protected to do the work of racial and environmental justice.

VIRTUAL: 26th Annual Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy of Social and Environmental Justice

The Peabody is proud to join the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) in presenting the 26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy of Social and Environmental Justice.
We’re hosting a series of free, online programs where you and your family can hear from environmental justice leaders and enjoy storytelling, music, dance, and live poetry and spoken word performances.
All scheduled programs will be broadcast to our Facebook Page and YouTube Channel, or you can join us live on Zoom by visiting our website and registering:

Mondays at Beinecke: Edmund White in Conversation with Bill Goldstein

Zoom webinar registration: https://bit.ly/388DVfQ
A special Mondays at Beinecke featuring Edmund White, American novelist, memoirist, and essayist. White was affiliated with a literary group known as the Violet Quill, whose seven members are regarded as one of the strongest collective voices of the gay male experience in the post-Stonewall era.

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