MLK DAY EVENTS
Opening Ceremony ~ 9:00 - 9:45 am
Via Zoom, this year's Opening Ceremony will feature nationally acclaimed poet, author, educator, and Lexington resident, Regie O'Hare Gibson, who will perform his newest work, "Perspectives on African-American Bostonian History and Education"; Lexington Middle School students who will read their essays on MLK, and the the SNAP (Special Needs Arts Program) Sing Along Chorus. Register here.
Community Dialogue on Race: "The Purpose of Education - Honoring Dr. King's Legacy with (Racially) Inclusive Curriculum" ~ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Please join us via Zoom. This year, we revisit Dr. King’s seminal work The Purpose of Education (through a 21st century lens). We will trace some of the racial injustices that persist in school curriculum which result in the disparities seen in today’s public education system. As a community, we hope to create tangible and actionable anti-racist steps towards a more just and humane education system to honor of Dr. King’s vision for true learning. Register here.
Town-Wide Unity Walk 1:00 pm
In person event. We'll gather on the Lexington Green by the Minuteman Statue at 12:45.and walk in unity down Massachusetts Avenue to Cary Hall (1605 Massachusetts Ave.) We will practice social distancing and follow Covid guidelines. Registration not required.
Stories from the BU Archives 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Join an interactive conversation, online via Zoom, that includes a short presentation by Mr. Ryan Hendrikson, Assistant Director of Manuscripts, who will introduce the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through materials from the Boston University archives. Teens joining the activity will earn Community Service credit. All welcome! Registration for Zoom link coming soon. Register here.
Dismantling Racism 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Are you ready to build your skills and ability to take action to dismantle racism? Via Zoom, this workshop will introduce the perspectives and processes used in the seven-week Dismantling Racism series in town, and engage participants with an interactive exercise. Dismantling Racism is a learning journey offered by and for those who live, work, study, and/or worship in Lexington and nearby towns. The series is designed to strengthen our personal and collective awareness of anti-Black racism and its consequences and to commit together to undo and repair the legacies of racism and white supremacy in ourselves and our communities. Register here.