On January 18, Blackout for Human Rights will host “MLK Now,” a special Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event to observe and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. The purpose of the event is to explore how his message and vision continues to resonate in today’s racial, social and political landscape.

“MLK Now” will feature historic speeches performed by Chris Rock, J. Cole, Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, Anika Noni Rose, Tessa Thompson and more. Afterwards the program will conclude 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.

“MLK Now” will take place Monday, January 18th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
at Riverside Church in Harlem. Admission is complimentary, but tickets are limited. You can get them here.

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