The event is getting underway; here’s the live-stream. Underneath, you’ll find all the details if necessary. If the video freezes, I recommend refreshing the page.
“MLK Now” is an upcoming event organized by Blackout for Human Rights and The Campaign for Black Male Achievement that you all should know about, which takes place this Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 18, 2016) in New York City specifically. Although those who don’t live in NYC will thankfully still be able to watch it online via a live stream broadcast.
Given the program and names involved, it reads like a must-attend/must-watch celebration of MLK and his legacy.
Full details follow via press release (including some cool marketing poster art) follow below:
The Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) and Blackout for Human Rights 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. “MLK Now” will feature historic speeches performed by some of today’s leading actors, musical and spoken word performances, and will close 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.
Actor and Civil Rights Icon Harry Belafonte; Actor/Comedian Chris Rock; Oscar-Winning Actress Octavia Spencer; Grammy-Nominated Hip Hop Artist J. Cole; Tony Award-Winning Actress Anika Noni Rose; Actor Michael B. Jordan; Grammy Award-Nominated Artist Bilal; Grammy Award-winning Artist India Arie; Actress Tessa Thompson; Actor Andre Holland; “Hamilton” Star Lin-Manuel Miranda; Actress Adepero Oduye, Filmmaker and Blackout Member Ryan Coogler; Urban CuspFounder and Publisher Rahiel Tesfamariam; Arab American Association of New YorkExecutive Director Linda Sarsour; Million Hoodies Movement for Justice Executive Director Dante Barry; Racial/Social Justice Activist Leon Ford, Jr., and Filmmaker/Activist and Sankofa.org Co-Director Gina Belafonte. VICE will serve as media partner on the event.
Monday, January 18th from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 1:30 p.m.), Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive, New York, NY.
Admission to the event is free; tickets can be found at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mlknow-tickets-20465812797.
For those not in New York City you can watch here on the day and time of the event: http://livestream.com/trcnyc/MLKNOW2016/.