[Parentsgroup-list] 2 great MLK Jr events on Monday - both kid friendly

Ophelia Navarro navarrop at gse.harvard.edu
Sat Jan 14 09:11:34 EST 2006

Monday January 16
Monday, January 16, 2006
Standing with Martin/Standing for Peace -
Be visible in honor of Martin's birthday and his legacy of peace and justice.

1:30: - 2:00 PM Stand Out at Cambridge City Hall 795 Mass. Ave.
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Community Gathering at YWCA - 8 Temple St.
2:00-3:00 A time to share your reasons for keeping peace and justice alive and to hear the words 
of Martin Luther King Jr. at the Riverside Church .
3:00-5 A multi-media presentation of conscious lyrics, hip-hop, poetry and spoken word from a 
variety of Cambridge area artists orchestrated by Spoken word artist Amatul Hannan and the 
human-beat-box Nate Peyman includes:

* Griot poet Askia Touré of the Black Arts Movement
* rapper DL Daniel Laurent bringing it from the heart
* neo-soul singer Gretchen Elise and band in tribute to MLK
* Cambridge poet Richard Cambridge
* Trumpeter and hip-hop freestyler Pete Shungu aka AfroDZak
* Community Arts Center Artist Joseph Corbie
* folk musician Eddy Dyer
* the reggae sounds of Verbal Rakia
* Criminal Justice, native poet Jamie Bissonnette
* Saxophonist founder of Jeff Robinson Poetry Jam Jeff Robinson
* Iraq vet and poet Christopher Johnson
* Poet Artist Iyeoka Okoawo

The MLK event is co-sponsored by AQUARII Arts, the Cambridge Peace Commission and the YWCA of 
Cambridge. For more information, please call 617-349-4694, or email peace at cambridgema.gov


On Martin Luther King Day,on Monday, January 16th from 3:30 - 5:30pm, there is a family event 
sponsored by Club Passim at the Cambridge Family YMCA Theater (8 Temple St, Central Square).  Folk 
hip-hop artist Chris Genteel will perform.  Kids will have a chance to draw pictures of their 
heroes and make picture frames to hang them in.  Raise a juice toast to MLK and polish off some 
birthday cake in his honor.  For reservations, email lisa at clubpassim.org. This event is free for 
children with a suggested donation of $5 for adults.  It should be a wonderful day of celebrating 
peace, justice, and social responsibility.

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