Brooklyn’s annual tribute to the life and vision of MLK is the biggest of its kind in New York. If you’ll be in town on Monday, January 18, you can experience the event first-hand. Renowned activist and educator Dr. Cornel West will deliver what promises to be a powerful keynote speech at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House. Special jazz and hip-hop performances will be held throughout the weekend. An art exhibition commemorating Dr. King and his work will be on display. And The Central Park Five, a film that tells the story of five young black and Latino men who were wrongly accused of a crime, will be screened.
For more information, check out the event website here.
January 18, 2015 with extra events held throughout the weekend
Brooklyn Academy of Music Howard Gilman Opera House
30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217