Please join us on your day off from school and work to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day , Monday, January 15, with community breakfast, free activities, music, and more!
Beginning with a free community breakfast at 9am, the Arts Council opens the doors of our Paul Robeson Center for the Arts to the community to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of live music, interactive workshops, discussions, and film as they relate to Dr. King’s life, teachings and civic engagement.
9-11am – Free Community Breakfast with speakers Princess Hoagland of Not in Our Town Princeton, Monique Jones of Princeton Public Schools, and James Fields of Christian Union of Princeton University
11am-2pm – Hands-on art and history activities for all ages including Open Archive by the Historical Society of Princeton
2-3pm – Live performance by the First Baptist Church Choir
3-5pm – Screening of TEACH US ALL
TEACH US ALL is a documentary and social justice campaign on educational inequality set against the backdrop of the 1957 Little Rock school crisis. Sixty years after the Little Rock Nine faced violent resistance when desegregating Central High in Arkansas, America’s schools continue to represent the key battleground of the Civil Rights Movement. TEACH US ALL demonstrates powerful lessons from history within a timely context, emphasizing the need for unity and collective action to rectify the disparities among America’s children.
In collaboration with Princeton University and the Historical Society of Princeton, we hope to see you Monday for this celebration!