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Medford Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Monday, January 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
All are invited to the City of Medford’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, which will explore the ways in which Dr. King engaged community, fought for racial equity, and worked to build Black political and economic capital. The program will include Medford activists and leaders such as Crystal Chandler, Terry E. Carter, David Harris, Dr. Marie Edouard-Vincent, and many others, who will guide the conversation.
The event will be broadcast on Facebook live (@MedfordHRC on Facebook), or you can register for the Zoom Webinar in advance at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OjeNpnqvR5u6PGQtcHFHzA
Those who register will also receive a link to watch the documentary “We Cried Power,” about which David Harris will lead a discussion during the Monday program. The film tells the story of a bold new social movement to end poverty in the United States that was inspired by Dr. King s 1968 Poor People’s Campaign.
The event is being presented by the City of Medford Human Rights Commission and Office of Diversity and Inclusion; Mystic Valley Branch NAACP; West Medford Community Center; Royall House & Slave Quarters; Medford Interfaith Clergy Association; Medford Arts Council; Arts Across Medford; and others.