MLK Day Events Across the Triangle

Both virtual and in-person options
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day arrives on Monday, Jan. 18. Below, we have four events across the Triangle, both in-person and virtual, that offers a chance for local families to learn more about and celebrate the life of King.

Dreamfest
Running Saturday-Monday (Jan. 16-18), the Town of Cary has a ton of programming around MLK Day, from storytellers and theatrical performances to a food drive. All of the info can be found here. There are also limited tickets for a free screening of “John Lewis: Good Trouble,” through the Cary Theater.

Virtual Youth Panel Discussion: “He Had a Dream. Are We Living It?”
On Saturday, a virtual discussion includes the following panelists: Kendall Lytle of Youth Advisory Board and NAACPYC Member, Niya Fearrington of Howard University, Tai T. Huynh of the Chapel Hill Town Council, Lt. Will Quick of the Carrboro Police Department, Adam Davis from NC School of Science and Math and Republican Club, and Ryan Kelo, NC School of Science and Math and Socialist Club. It runs 1 p.m.-3 p.m. More info here.

Virtual MLK Event: Celebrating the Legacy Through the Arts
This Monday event, hosted by Durham Parks and Recreation, is virtual-only and offers activities focused on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Expect music, dancing, speeches, discussion, and more in the free proceedings, running from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. More info here.


Dream Big MLK Day Book Drive Celebration
Book Harvest holds its 10th Dream Big Book Drive and Community Special on Monday.The event is part of the National Day of Service, and the experience is now a contactless drive-through from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. at Durham Central Park. You can bring new or gently used children’s books, and children’s book characters will be on-site to cheer on donors. Last year saw 42,000 books donated. More info here.

Categories: Festivals, Things To Do

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