The Livingston Diversity Council will kickoff their observance of Black History Month on Thursday, February 2nd with a screening of the documentary film “I Am MLK Jr” at the Historic Howell Theater, which explores the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his impact on civil rights through the present day.
Following the film, expert panelists will discuss what the fight for civil rights looks like today.
* Victoria Burton-Harris, Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office
* Dr. Patricia Coleman-Burns, Assistant Professor Emerita of Nursing and Black Studies, University of Michigan
* Anthony Lewis, Director of Community Engagement, Michigan Department of Civil Rights
The discussion will be moderated by GIGO News’ Jon King.
The film is not rated, but is recommended for ages 13 and up due to the language and content.
No registration is required. Doors open at 6:30 pm, with a show time of 7:00 pm. The panel discussion runs 8:45-9:30 pm.
Other activities planned include a community field trip on Friday, February 10th 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