MLK Day Celebration: The Fierce Urgency of Now @ St William Church, 1226 West Oak St, 40210, Louisville [21 January]

MLK Day Celebration: The Fierce Urgency of Now

13:30 - 15:30

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St William Church, 1226 West Oak St, 40210
“The Fierce Urgency of Now: Why We Can’t Wait”
MLK Day Celebration
Monday, January 21, 1:30 pm
St William Church, 1226 West Oak St, 40210�

“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there «is» such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Please join our coalition of local non-profits and concerned citizens as we continue our annual gathering and once again reach back to Dr. King’s words and wisdom to guide and ignite us during these times of struggle.

Our program will weave together music, drumming, movement, poetry and a puppet parade along side an exciting variety of voices for justice — each representing a critical issue we face in this urgent now. We will gather as beloved community and together, transform Dr. King’s profound and prophetic messages from the past into a clarion call for vigorous and positive action today.

Emcee Ashanti Scott

With Mini-talks by:
Eboni Cochran on Environmental Justice
Shamari Parrish and Devlin De Vries on Cash Bail
Sadie Lawrence on Green Energy
Fernanda Scharfenberger on Immigrant Rights
Lijah Fosl on Economic Justice
Sarah Parker on Single Payer Healthcare
Rosie Green on Housing Justice

With artistic contributions from
Cantor David Lipp
Musicians John Gage, John Paul Wright,
Geoff Gage and Carol Kraemer
Poet Kri Martin
Spoken word artist Ariana Tulay
Squallis Puppeteers
and The Troubadours of Divine Bliss

St. William Church is located at 1226 W. Oak Street, 40210. For parking: If heading west on Oak turn left on 13th, if heading East on Oak turn right on 13th. Park in the lot at the SW corner of 13th and Oak St. The Church will be on the left.

This event is hosted by a coalition of area non-profits including:
The Bail Project: Louisville
Black Lives Matter
Cultivating Connections
Doors to Hope
Fellowship of Reconciliation, Louisville Chapter
Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Justice
Interfaith Paths to Peace
Kentuckians for Single Payer Healthcare
Kentuckians for the Commonwealth
Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light
La Casita Center
Louisville Showing Up for Racial Justice
Manual Young Earth Activists
Maverick Ministry
Mijente Louisville
Neighborhood Preservation and Planning
Peace Education Program
Rubbertown Emergency Action Network
St. William
Sowers of Justice
Students for National Health Care
350 Louisville

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