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Honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the Loop

Posted  42 days ago  in  MLK Day, Things to Do, events, Trending

4 MIN READ – Every third Monday of the year, the U.S. honors and celebrates the legacy of activist Martin Luther King Jr. Being a prominent voice during the Civil Rights movement, there is still so much that can be learned from Dr. King's passion and resilience in fighting for racial equity. Participate in various engagements happening in the Loop this weekend to honor MLK Day. 

Art Institute of Chicago 

On Monday, January 15 from 2-3:30 p.m., join the Art Institute of Chicago in the galleries to recognize Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by revisiting his monumental “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” Using Dr. King’s words as a guide to interpret artworks in the collection, we will explore the many meanings of justice, resistance, and faith. Learn more here

Chicago Sinfonietta 

Head over to the Auditorium Theatre on Monday, January 15, for the Chicago Sinfonietta's annual MLK Tribute Concert, PULSE, as they pay homage to the enduring legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a captivating lineup of works that celebrate the power of perseverance, triumph, and hope. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets can be purchased here

American Writers Museum

Visit the American Writers Museum, open Thursdays though Mondays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., to check out exhibition Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice to honor the significant contributions of Black writers to American literature and history. Explore and better understand racial injustice in America by examining the work of Black American writers from the end of the Civil War through the Civil Rights Movement. Featuring original artwork, augmented reality and other interactive elements that enliven and enrich the experience, Dark Testament brings the work of writers past and present to life in new and exciting ways. Plan your visit here

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