MLK DAY of Service


          

Join us for a weekend of family activities.

Sunday, January 20, 2019
Monday, January 21, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm* 

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Take the "Explorer Challenge" through MOT exhibits to learn more about Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy and the history of the Civil Rights Movement. Enjoy art activities, films and special programming to make your own day of celebration and service. 


SUNDAY

1:30PM
AMERICA TO ME - Special Screening and DIalogue
This unscripted docu-series directed by Academy Award nominated filmmaker Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Life Itself) opens the doors to a high school outside of Chicago, where students and teachers struggle to navigate crucial issues of race, identity, culture, privilege and education. Join us to watch Episode #2 and stay for a _SpaceToTalkAboutRace facilitated dialogue..

3:30PM
MIGHTY TIMES: THE LEGACY OF ROSA PARKS
This is the story of the Montgomery bus boycott, and how an act of defiance inspired a community to unite in its opposition to segregation and change America. A film from Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

MONDAY

1:30PM
MIGHTY TIMES: THE CHILDREN’S MARCH
The Children’s March tells the story of how the young people of Birmingham, Alabama, braved fire hoses and police dogs in 1963 and brought segregation to its knees. Their heroism complements discussions about the ability of today's young people to be catalysts for positive social change. A film from Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

2:30PM
LIVING VOICES:THE RIGHT TO DREAM
A solo multimedia performance uniquely combined with archival film that turns history into a moving, personal journey. The struggle and sacrifice for civil rights in America is witnessed in this compelling story of an African-American student’s coming of age in Mississippi during the 1950s and 1960s. This program illuminates the issues of civil rights, leading audiences to understand how the fight against prejudice has shaped our history.

An additional way to participate on Monday is to register your child for our
MLK DAY Youth Camp. Cost is $15 per child for the day and includes lunch.
8:30am - 5:00pm.


SUNDAY & MONDAY - ART ACTIVITIES

MLK BOARD GAME
Families can work together to create a board game to take home that illustrates MLK’s setbacks and achievements in his fight for freedom.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Link your action to those of others to illustrate how far small acts combined together can go towards changing the world. 

All activities included with Museum admission or membership.

* Last Museum ticket for core exhibits sold at approximately 3:30pm. New Anne Frank Exhibit (separate ticket) closes at 6:30pm

Free underground parking. Please be considerate of our residential neighbors and make every effort to avoid driving through single-family residential neighborhood streets.

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