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Livingston Diversity Council sets events to celebrate Black History Month

The Livingston Diversity Council will be celebrating and honoring Black history with a special month-long lineup of activities in February.

The events begin on Thursday, February 2nd with a screening of the film “I Am MLK Jr” at the Howell Historic Theater, followed by an interactive panel discussion with historians and modern-day activists. The panel will be moderated by GIGO’s own Jon King.

Then on Friday, February 10th a community field trip will take participants to the Charles H Wright Museum in Detroit followed by food and discussion. Transportation will be provided free of charge.

And finally, on Friday, February 24th, Cleary University will co-host a dance and drumming performance with the Bichini Bia Congo Dance Theater Company and Afro Beats by Takiyah Jackson.

Sponsorship opportunities for the events are still available, although the deadline is this Friday, January 6, 2023. For questions or to submit your logo, email Livingston Diversity Council President Nicole Matthews-Creech at livingstondiversitycouncil@gmail.com.

Meanwhile, an event later this month will also honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Livingston Diversity Council, in partnership with  Howell Carnegie Library and Huron-Clinton Metroparks, presents King Crusader and the Missing Michael, an original one-man show from the Black and Brown Theatre of Detroit.

The interactive show, appropriate for ages 11 through adult, explores the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and will be held in the library’s Meabon Room. A reception, including light refreshments, begins at 5:30 p.m. before the show starts at 7 p.m. The actor and production team will also be available to discuss the program after the show. The program will be livestreamed on the Library’s YouTube Channel.

Learn more on the Library’s website.

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