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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

NJPAC and NPL to Host Tributes to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


A celebration of the life and message of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will take place at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center's (NJPAC) Center for Arts Education on Saturday, January 17 from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Activities will include performing arts workshops, and the Dance Theatre of Harlem will perform. The event is free, and children and their families are encouraged to attend. The center is located at 24 Rector Street. 

On Saturday, January 24, the Newark Public Library will collaborate with the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice and the Newark Community LGBTQ Center to honor Dr. King through a program called "Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere". The award-winning youth performance group 'Special Ensamble' will perform at the event. The ensemble has performed at several recent city events, including Downtown Newark Winterfest at Championship Plaza. Following the performance, Jaleesa McEachin will recite poetry, and activist Kevin Powell will speak regarding the relevance of Dr. King's views today. The Interim President and CEO of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, Jerome C. Harris, Jr., will host the program. The presentations will begin at 2:00pm in Centennial Hall. The Newark Public Library is located at 5 Washington Street.

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