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Live Symposium/Memorial MLK LIVESTREAM NOW #mlkNOW Riverside Church

Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 3:00 PM


490 Riverside Dr, New York, NY



Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 3:00 PM – New York, NY

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By: Blackout for Human Rights

Event Description


The MLK Day celebration will feature performances by Harry Belafonte, Chris Rock, Oscar Winner Octavia Spencer, Grammy-Winning Artist India Arie, Actors Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson and others; Program to take place Monday, January 18th from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Riverside Church in Harlem;

 PLEASE BE ADVISED: Due to high attendance, entrance to the event is not guaranteed without pre-registration.

*Doors open at 1:30p and will close at 2:50p so that the program may begin promptly at 3:00p. There is no reserved seating, all will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, so please arrive on time!


On Monday, January 18th from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Blackout for Human Rights and the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) 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.

Taking place at Harlem’s Riverside Church – where Dr. King performed his famous 1967 speech “Beyond Vietnam: A Time To Break Silence” — the event will feature historic speeches performed by some of today’s leading actors/influencers — including Actor and Civil Rights Icon Harry Belafonte, Actor and Comedian Chris Rock, Oscar-Winner Octavia Spencer, Creator and Star of the hit Broadway Musical “Hamilton” Lin Manuel Miranda, CREED Actors Michael B. Jordan and Tessa Thompson, Tony Award Winner Anika Noni Rose, Actor Andre Holland, Actresses Condola Rashad and Adepero Oduye, and more. VICE will serve as media partner on the event.

“MLK Now” will also feature musical performances by Rose, Grammy-Nominated Artist Bilal, Acclaimed Poet/Performer Saul Williams, and Grammy-Winning Artist India Arie, and closes 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. Panelists include Filmmaker and Blackout Member Ryan Coogler, Grammy-Nominated Hip Hop Artist J. Cole, Urban Cusp Founder and Publisher Rahiel Tesfamariam, Arab American Association of New York Executive Director Linda Sarsour, Million Hoodies Movement for Justice Executive Director Dante Barry, Filmmaker/Activist and Co-Director Gina Belafonte; and Activist Leon Ford, Jr. The panel will be moderated by MSNBC National Reporter Trymaine Lee.

DOORS OPEN AT 1:30 P.M., SECURITY CHECK-IN UPON ENTRANCE. Admission to the event is free; tickets are limited, so get yours today! Please arrive well in advance to be seated, as there is no reserved seating so all will be first come, first serve!

Clothing donations are being accepted and highly encouraged!

For real-time updates and announcements, follow @UnitedBlackOut and @bmachievement using the hashtag #mlkNOW.


When Monday, January 18, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST) – Add to Calendar Where 490 Riverside Dr – 490 Riverside Drive New York, NY 10027 – View Map Tags New York, NY Events Performance Community

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