Blackout for Human Rights will host “MLK Now,” a special MLK Day event to celebrate and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and explore how his message and vision continue to resonate in today’s racial, social and political landscape. “MLK Now” will feature historic speeches performed by some of today’s leading actors, musical and spoken word performances, and will close off with an interactive panel discussion addressing the most pressing human rights issues of today, including police violence, racial and social injustice, economic inequality, the prison industrial complex and grassroots and political mobilization.
Actor/Comedian Chris Rock; Oscar-Winning Actress Octavia Spencer; Grammy-Nominated Hip Hop Artist J. Cole; Tony Award-Winning Actress Anika Noni Rose; Actor Michael B. Jordan; Actress Tessa Thompson; Filmmaker and Blackout Member Ryan Coogler; Black Lives Matter Co-Founder and Black Alliance for Just Immigration Executive Director Opal Tometi; Arab American Association of New York Executive Director Linda Sarsour; Million Hoodies Movement for Justice Executive Director Dante Barry; Racial/Social Justice Activist Leon Ford, Jr., and more. Event partners include VICE and the Campaign for Black Male Achievement.
Monday, January 18th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 1:30 p.m.)
Admission to the event is free; tickets are limited and can be found at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mlknow-tickets-20465812797
Riverside Church (South Hall), 490 Riverside Drive, New York, NY