Martin Luther King Jr. Day events happening across the state!

Our partners at Northern Michigan E3 are hosting 3 events over MLK weekend! Find details below and linked in our stories.

Saturday, January 14th The Freedom Walk begins at 4 pm at Thirlby Field and concludes at RIght Brain Brewery (225 East 16th St, Traverse City). Everyone is welcome AND SIGNS ARE ENCOURAGED!!!

Saturday, January 14th following the walk, E3 is hosting the MLK Celebration at Right Brain Brewery. Join E3 for conversation, food, drink, music, dance, and BIPOC art vendors. Food is provided for donations which will all benefit E3’s DREAM Education Fund and the Inclusive Book Library Fund.

Sunday, January 15th at 7 pm The MLK Dedication Talk will be hosted on Zoom and feature Alisha Glass Childress. Alisha is a world known athlete who helped lead Team USA to a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, where she earned Best Setter honors. A two-time USA Volleyball Indoor Athlete of the Year, she earned gold medals in three consecutive FIVB World Grand Prix Finals and played professionally in Italy, Turkey, Poland, Puerto Rico and Brazil. Alisha is currently Assistant Coach at Stanford and is also the author of the blog, Motherhood and Mindset. RSVP on the E3 website to receive the zoom link for this talk.

Title Track Board Member, Amber Hasan, will be performing as part of The Sister Tour’s “The Water Remembers” exhibition next Monday, January 16 from 3-5pm in Ann Arbor. The encore performance at the University of Michigan’s Stamps Gallery commemorates #MLKDayofService and is free and open to the public. RSVPs are required and seats are limited!

Amber writes, “For Black women water has often served as a reminder of how blessed we are. Regardless of religious affiliation, we have a sacred relationship with the waters of the world and have always worked to live in concert with water, protecting it when necessary, and at other times using the water as a refuge. It is a complex bond, the water has been a saving grace and at other times it has been used as the munitions of tyrants who mean to bring us harm.”

From Metro Times: Rev. Jess Jackson to host free MLK Day rally in Detroit

The event will be held at the Fox Theatre and honor six Detroiters ‘whose work have shined the light on humanity and expound the life of Dr. King’

Join Davenport University, Grand Valley, and GRCC at Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids on January 16th @ 6PM with speaker Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr.

The Riverside Arts Center in Ypsilanti will be opening the Black Artists Exhibition: Why We Can’t Wait” celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. and local black artists. The exhibition begins on January 20th and ends on February 21st. Use the email or phone number on the flyer to RSVP for the opening reception.