Dreams for NYC Inspired by MLK

martin-luther-king-jr1WNYC’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration goes uptown to the historic Apollo Theater Sunday, January 19, 2014.

MLKWNYCHomepagecroppedPresented as part of the Apollo Uptown Hall series, this year’s event explores the immediate future of New York City through the lens of Dr. King’s moral compass.  Join WNYC’s Brian Lehrer and Novelist and Journalist Farai Chideya for an exploration of emerging leadership in the areas of politics, culture, faith, education and justice.


NELSON GEORGE, author, filmmaker and essayist

DR. CHRISTINA GREER, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Fordham University

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REVEREND DR. PETER HELTZEL, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at New York Theological

DR. KHALIL GIBRAN MUHAMMAD, Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture – The New York Public Library

DR. PENIEL JOSEPH, Professor of History at Tufts University

DR. PEDRO NOGUERA, Professor of Education at New York University Steinhardt

REV. PAUL BRANDEIS RAUSHENBUSH, Senior Religion Editor for the Huffington Post.

REVERED DR. DONNA SCHAPER, Sr. Minister of Judson Memorial Church in New York City

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Tickets: Free

The event is open to the public but reservations are required

Duration: 2 hours

Venue: The Apollo Theatre


253 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027-4408

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