Events

23rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice 2019

Sunday, January 20, 2019 Noon to 4:00 pm
Monday, January 21, 2019 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

FREE ADMISSION

The Yale Peabody Museum will open its doors once again in honor of Dr. King and his efforts to ensure environmental and social justice among all people. The weekend's activities will include world-class performances, community open mics, and educational activities for visitors of all ages. Special Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. programming also include the 10th Annual Youth Gathering, Professional Poetry Slam, Art Contest and Storytelling at the New Haven Museum.

 

SUNDAY, January 20th

World Stage Performances
Don't miss out on our World Stage Performances located on the 1st Floor in the Great Hall of Dinosaurs!

 

12:30 PM: Gammy Moses        

Drum Circle

1:30 PM: WORD

Yale Spoken Word Student Group


2:00 PM: Red Supreme Team   

Hip Hop Dance Performance


3:00 PM: Kouffin Kanecke       

Traditional West African Dance & Drumming


10th Annual Teen Summit

Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect Street
All teens are invited to our 10th Annual Teen Summit located in Kroon Hall (95 Prospect St.) on the 3rd floor, on Sunday, January 20, 2019 from Noon to 3:00 PM.

 

Register Now

 

MONDAY, January 21st

World Stage Performances
Don't miss out on our World Stage Performances located on the 1st Floor in the Great Hall of Dinosaurs!

 

10:30 AM: Thabisa Rich

South African Singer

 

11:45 AM: Paul Hudson

Soul Music

 

1:00 PM: Steppin' Out 

Yale Step Team

 

1:15 PM: Hamden High Step Team     

  

1:30 PM: Jashan Bhangra         

Yale Bhangra Student Group

 

2:00 PM: Nfinity Muzik

Young Hip Hop Duo

 

3:00 PM: Michael Mills

Closing Drum Circle


Zannette Lewis Environmental and Social Justice Professional Poetry Slam and Community Open Mic
The Community Open Mic will take place in the David Friend Hall on the 3rd floor, on Monday, January 21, 2019 from 11:00 AM to Noon.

 

Poetry Slam
Come and check out the Professional Poetry Slam located in David Friend Hall on the 3rd floor, on Monday, January 21, 2019 starting at 12:30 PM. Watch and listen to the wonderful stories that these poets will perform.

Storytelling at The New Haven Museum
114 Whitney Avenue
Join local storytellers at the New Haven Museum for family-friendly stories.

 

11:00

Joy Donaldson

Martin Luther King Word and Song

 

12:30

Waltrina Kirkland Mullins

Remember The Struggle, Remember The Legacy: A Poetry & Song Celebration


 
Art Contest!
This year’s art contest is open to at all high school-aged young people in Connecticut.

The theme of the art contest is to honor the historical and living legacy of the civil rights movement and showcase our contemporary leaders.  This is an opportunity to learn about and celebrate the often unknown or underrepresented names, faces, and works of the people who contributed to the civil rights movement.  It could be someone whose actions, protest, words, or work inspires you; or you may even showcase current day freedom fighters in your community.  

Using pencil, crayon, markers, colored pencils, inks, or watercolors; create a picture of the person you would like to honor.  On the back of your paper write your name, the name of the person you chose, and a sentence or two about why they inspire you.

Please send in your registration form with your art piece. Extended deadline for art submissions is Friday, January 18, 2019.

Art Contest Registration Form

Mail or deliver entries to:
Public and Youth Engagement
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
170 Whitney Avenue
P.O. Box 208118 New Haven, CT, 06520-8118
 
If you have any questions, please contact the Public Programs Office at (203) 432-3776 or peabody.programs@yale.edu

 

 

This event is sponsored by:

Citizens Bank