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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration

The only cities that have celebrated Dr. King’s Birthday annually since 1984 are Atlanta, Georgia and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Always taking place in the month of January, this event focuses on keeping the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. alive. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration programming highlights the youth in our community who every year interpret Dr. King’s words through an art, speech and writing contest.   In addition, various cultural arts organizations take center stage in Uihlein Hall, truly demonstrating the excellence of our arts community.  Some of the groups celebrating with us this year include United Indians of Milwaukee, Latino Arts Strings, Milwaukee Flyers Tumbling Team, O.N.F.Y.A.H, MPS’ Milwaukee High School of the Arts Jazz Ensemble and more! The event concludes with the Paulette Y. Copeland Reception in Bradley Pavilion.

 

The 35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration is on Sunday, January 20th, 2019 at 1:00 pm.

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How to Participate in the Program

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration is organized by a steering committee of long-time community members, school representatives, corporate leaders, and Marcus Center staff. This community event is free and open to the public.  There are no tickets or reservations required to attend this event.  Seating in Uihlein Hall is on a first come, first serve basis.

 

 

More Information / Funding Opportunities

For more information about the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, or for funding opportunities, please contact Anthony D. Smith, Director of Diversity & Community Engagement at 414.273.7121 ext. 211 or asmith@marcuscenter.org.

 

 

Steering Community

Chairs: Paul Mathews, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts Janan Najeeb, Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition   Event Producer: Martha Love, Martha Love Association   Organizing Committee: Teon Austin, Cardinal Stritch University Mark Barnes, MCPA George Batayias, MCPA Marquette Baylor, Aurora Health Care Nuntiata Buck, MPS Faithe Colas, Salvation Army Faye Collins, MCPA Donelle Johnson, Community Volunteer/Writing Contest Founder Deb Jolitz, MPS Elaine Nap, MCPA Molly Quirk, MPS Karen Ryan, We Energies Molly Sommerhalder, MCPA Mallori Taylor, MCPA Sally Witte, City of Milwaukee Jacqueline Zeledon, Milwaukee County Transit System Melissa Zombor, MTEA

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Cantos de las Americas - A Tribute to Education

Cantos de las Americas is an annual concert celebration, which honors the varied cultures that are represented by K4- Grade 12 students of Milwaukee Public Schools.   This celebration will take you on a magical journey in which many of the world’s cultures harmoniously converge to the laughter, pride and joy of performing students. Several teachers, parents and school administrators work tirelessly to meticulously choreograph and practice these performances.  Cantos is free and open to the public.  In the past, this event has been made possible by the generous contributions of:

  • Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
  • MPS Bilingual and Multicultural Education Office
  • MPS School Social Workers
  • MPS principals, school leaders and teachers.

 

How to Participate in the Program

Cantos de las Americas is free and open to the public. Seating in Uihlein Hall is on a first come, first serve basis. Schools that participate in this program have registered with the Cantos de las Americas Planning Committee and their respective school leaders.

 

More Information / Funding Opportunities

For more information about Cantos de las Americas – A Tribute to Education, or for funding opportunities, please contact Anthony D. Smith, Director of Diversity & Community Engagement at 414.273.7121 ext. 211 or asmith@marcuscenter.org.

 

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