Monday, Jan 18, 11am-12:30pm Pacific time
Reimagining a society shaped at the intersection of power, love and justice is the focus of Piedmont's 24th annual MLK Day Celebration. More than 50 years later, King's exhaustive list of challenges to be dissatisfied with in America-insular wealth and desperate poverty, inadequate housing, segregated schools, to name a few-still exist today. Each of us has the power to step up and take action to create change. "[T]here is a creative force in this universe working to pull down the gigantic mountains of evil, a power that is able to make a way out of no way and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows." We are the power.
This year's program, co-sponsored by Piedmont Anti-Racism and Diversity Committee and the City of Piedmont, will feature stirring performances by traditional Native American flutist Vince Redhouse and Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company. Speakers will include Congresswoman Barbara Lee; Stanford Professor and King Institute Director Clayborne Carson; and filmmaker and World Trust Founder Shakti Butler. Visit https://www.padc.info
to register for this free event.
And new to the celebration this year are community education workshops! In partnership with local organizations, and PHS/MHS students and alums, PADC is co-sponsoring a series of engaging and participatory workshops. You are invited to attend any or all of these discussions. Zoom or registration links and details are located on https://www.padc.info
Piedmont Racial Equity Campaign presents:
"Nice White Parents: A Podcast Community Discussion"
Piedmont for Oakland Public Schools (POPS) presents:
"Is Segregation Still Alive in Schools?"
PHS / MHS Black Student Union (BSU) presents:
"Black Youth: Reflections on the Legacy of Dr. King"
Podcast Host Aksumawi Turner (PHS 2009) presents:
"Perspectives on Power and Love: An MLK Roundtable"
Presented by Piedmont Anti-Racism and Diversity Committee and the City of Piedmont.