Kalamazoo Artists Featured in Upcoming Racial Healing Concert
In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addressed a crowd gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. He spoke not only to the 250,000 people at the memorial, but to the entire nation, sending a message of hope, strength, and unceasing perseverance. 58 years after sharing his dream, our country still finds itself grappling with inequity. The senseless deaths of so many people of color have opened old wounds. Hard conversations have been had. It is time to heal.
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together. - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Following Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Kalamazoo State Theatre, in partnership with Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Kalamazoo, and celebrating the 5th Annual National Day of Racial Healing with a live streaming concert, Tuesday, January 19th at 5:00pm.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Featuring award-winning national keynote speaker and poet Gabriel Giron, artist and activist Ed Genesis, and performances by the Rootead Youth Dance Company and international recording artist Yolonda Lavendar, this is a wonderful opportunity to join with the community, safely, while celebrating how far we've come in addressing inequality while acknowledging how far we still have yet to go.
...many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.