CAAM CELEBRATES THE LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. WITH A THREE-DAY CELEBRATION – FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday, the California African American Museum (CAAM) will host a three-day weekend celebration in Exposition Park, January 19-21, 2013.   

This year, CAAM has several special tributes planned as 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.  Event activities include live performances representative of the diverse cultures of Los Angeles, art workshops, film screenings, an art awards ceremony and much more. All events are free and open to the public. Some of the key highlights of the three-day celebration include: 

“Kingdom Day Parade” – Saturday, January 19, 2013, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

CAAM will participate in the 28th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. “Kingdom Day Parade.”  CAAM encourages the parade goers to give a loud CAAMinLA shout out or tweet #CAAMinLA #KingdomDayParade when you spot the car! 

Target Sundays at CAAM- One Dream, A National Influence, A World of People – Sunday, January 20, 2013, 1p.m. – 5p.m. live program (11am doors)

Co-hosted by actor Jeffery Anderson-Gunter and actress/director Hattie Winston, this MLK celebration will feature live multicultural performances by the Jung Im Lee Korean Dance Academy, one of the largest Korean dance studios in Southern California; belly dancers Veena & Neena; and Wangari, a band that authenticates African traditions.   Singer Jamar Rogers, who was a finalist on “The Voice,” will perform as well and 10 yr. old Anthony Gill will start off the festivities with an excerpt from one of Dr. King’s speeches. 

Cake for King – Monday, January 21, 2013, 11a.m. – 2p.m.

In honor of Dr. King’s birthday, CAAM will offer slices of birthday cake for as long as the tasty treat baked by Nooks and Grannies is all gone.  CAAM will also screen “King: Man of Peace in a Time of War,” while Babe and Art Evans hold storytelling in the gallery, reading “My Brother Martin” written by Christine King Farris, as well as a writing and journal-decorating workshop.   Speed painter, Zachary Brown, will also be on site impressing the attendees with his incredibly fast paintings of portraits of Dr. King.  Actor Gerald Rivers will be delivering re-enactments of Dr. King’s speeches from the main stage. 

The Dream@50 Awards Ceremony – Monday, January 21, 2013, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

K-12 students created artwork inspired by a word or phrase from Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream Speech,” with the artwork titled accordingly for the competition.  The national competition will 

hold its regional awards ceremony for Los Angeles at CAAM.  Judges include Abstract Artist

Mark Bradford; CAAM Curator Vida Brown; Los Angeles Times Chief Art Critic Christopher Knight;   

California Institute of the Arts President Steven D. Lavine; Artist and Arts Advocate Gayle Garner Roski; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art Curator Franklin Sirmans.  The ceremony will include live performances and four winners will be announced.  There will also be special guest appearances and presentations.  The winner and semi-finalists work will be on display at CAAM through March 3, 2013. 

The three-day weekend celebrations are free and open to the public.  Doors open Saturday at 10am and Sunday and Monday at 11a.m. and children’s workshops will be held each day beginning at 11a.m.  Artist and educator Teresa Tolliver will host the art workshop and is open to all ages.  Supplies are provided by CAAM. 

In addition, guests are encouraged to take advantage of the rich culture, history and ongoing exhibitions in the CAAM galleries.   For more information and a full schedule of the King celebration activities, visit www.caamuseum.org or call (213) 744-2024.

 

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS IN THE CAAM GALLERIES:

Sampling the Microscopic Artwork of Willard Wigan – Opening January 18, 2013 – March 17, 2013 

Common Ground II: Shared Experiences (at Mercado La Paloma)  through February 28, 2013

Coloring America: Selections from the California African American Museum’s

Permanent History Collection through March 24, 2013 

Go Tell it on the Mountain through April 7, 2013 

African American Military Portraits from the American Civil War: Selected Images from the Library of Congress Collections through April 14, 2013 

Legacy of the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company:  More Than a Business through June 23, 2013

 

ABOUT THE CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM

The California African American Museum (CAAM) researches, collects, preserves and interprets for public enrichment the history, art and culture of African Americans. Chartered by the California State Legislature in 1977, CAAM is a state supported institution and a partner with the 501(c)(3) non- profit organization Friends, the Foundation of the California African American Museum. In addition to its permanent collection of over 3,000 objects of art, artifacts and historical documents, CAAM also houses a research library containing more than 20,000 volumes, employs and trains high school students through its Young Docents program, and hosts in-house curated exhibitions and traveling exhibitions on a regular basis.  The museum also tours CAAM exhibitions throughout California and the nation.

###

Views: 201

Tags: 2013, 21, Free, January, Jr., King, Luther, Martin, arts, crafts, More…family, kids, museum, workshops

Comment

You need to be a member of Leimert Park Beat to add comments!

Join Leimert Park Beat

Leimert Park Beat is the news and social network for Leimert Park and the surrounding neighborhoods. Stay informed. Join now!

 

• Got news you think everyone should know? Blog it.

• Have a show or attending a benefit? Put it on the calendar.
• Video of the big game? Embed it.
• Photos of your business or the school play? Upload them.

WHAT STORIES WOULD YOU SUGGEST? Let me know.

With your help, LeimertParkBeat.com raised money to hire reporters, graphic artists and community members to cover our area.
Read the stories - Urban Economy 411, Redevelopment Hell and One of these don't belong.

Latest Activity

Profile IconLeimert Park Beat via Facebook
Thumbnail

Hoover Union Triangle Plaza meeting tonight!

University Park Family

GILBERT A. CEDILLO COUNCILMEMBER, FIRST DISTRICTInvites you to aCommunity MeetingYour Opinion Counts!Come Share Your Priorities for the Proposed Improvements to the Union-Hoover Traffic TriangleShare with us your opinion on:-Transit Shelters/seating-Lighting-Outdoor performance…

Facebook14 hours ago · Reply
Profile IconLatest Events - Culver City Times

Annual Fox Hills Community Forum

Brought to you by your Fox Hills Neighborhood Association

 

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

 

6:30 8:00pm

Newsong LA Church

5875 Green Valley Circle #200, Culver City

(2nd Building East of Wells Fargo) Look for Orange/green balloons!…

See More
17 hours ago
Rich Thigpen updated their profile
17 hours ago
Profile IconLatest Events - Culver City Times

Free Parent Education Event: Michael Thompson, Ph.D.

Bestselling author Emily Bazelon will be appearing this month at Culver City's Turning Point School as part of the school’s 2014-15 Parent Education Series.

Dr. Thompson is a renowned author, clinical psychologist, school consultant, and international speaker on the subjects of children, schools, and parenting. He is the author of New York Times bestseller Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys

The series is free and open to the public. RSVP…

See More
19 hours ago
Profile IconLatest Events - Culver City Times

Free Parent Education Event: Emily Bazelon

Bestselling author Emily Bazelon will be appearing this month at Culver City's Turning Point School as part of the school’s 2014-15 Parent Education Series.

Ms. Bazelon is the author of the national bestseller, Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. She also is a Senior Editor at Slate, and a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine. She has also appeared on The Colbert…

See More
19 hours ago
Bernard Arafat shared enhager's page on Facebook
20 hours ago
Crystal commented on Jose Ubaldo's blog post Rodeo Road at Crenshaw Boulevard set to close for two weeks beginning Friday, Oct. 3
"Thank you Jose Ubaldo. The morning and evening commutes will be crucial. "
20 hours ago
Jose Ubaldo commented on Jose Ubaldo's blog post Rodeo Road at Crenshaw Boulevard set to close for two weeks beginning Friday, Oct. 3
"Thanks Crystal for you inquiry. I will forward your request for information. Someone from the Construction Relations Team will contact you very soon. Jose Ubaldo, Crenshaw/LAX Spokesperson."
20 hours ago
Crystal commented on Jose Ubaldo's blog post Rodeo Road at Crenshaw Boulevard set to close for two weeks beginning Friday, Oct. 3
"Thank you.  Do you know who do we talk to to request traffic guards in Expo and Western intersection.  That area is already congested. "
20 hours ago
ColoredPeople.net's blog post was featured

Onaje Allan Gumbs - Bloodlife: Solo Piano Improvisations

  Onaje Allan GumbsFeatured Artists! - BlogTalkRadio & You!Colored People® Network Presents: Onaje Allan GumbsBorn in Harlem and raised in Queens, Onaje started playing piano at age 7. He graduated from Manhattan’s…See More
20 hours ago
Profile Iconlona seymour, Maryalice Swiney-Wong and Aires arch joined Leimert Park Beat
20 hours ago
Jose Ubaldo's blog post was featured

Rodeo Road at Crenshaw Boulevard set to close for two weeks beginning Friday, Oct. 3

Metro’s contractor for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Walsh/Shea Corridor Contractor (WSCC), will implement a full street closure at Rodeo Road and Crenshaw Boulevard for 14 consecutive days beginning Friday, Oct. 3, to finish construction of the wall perimeter for the future underground…See More
20 hours ago
Marie Michele Montano posted a blog post

Community Workshop Tonight!!! 6-8pm @ Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Center Community Room

The day is finally upon us...Tonight the first of two community workshops for the La Brea Corridor Planning Study will take place from 6 - 8pm at the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area Community Room. Come and actively participate in visualizing a pedestrian and bike friendly S. La Brea Corridor.What are we investigating?What are the existing issues & concerns of the community?Where are the connections needed?What is the vision of the community for the corridor? Tonight's Agenda Includes:La…See More
20 hours ago
Jose Ubaldo posted a blog post

Rodeo Road at Crenshaw Boulevard set to close for two weeks beginning Friday, Oct. 3

Metro’s contractor for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Walsh/Shea Corridor Contractor (WSCC), will implement a full street closure at Rodeo Road and Crenshaw Boulevard for 14 consecutive days beginning Friday, Oct. 3, to finish construction of the wall perimeter for the future underground…See More
20 hours ago
ColoredPeople.net posted a blog post

Onaje Allan Gumbs - Bloodlife: Solo Piano Improvisations

  Onaje Allan GumbsFeatured Artists! - BlogTalkRadio & You!Colored People® Network Presents: Onaje Allan GumbsBorn in Harlem and raised in Queens, Onaje started playing piano at age 7. He graduated from Manhattan’s…See More
20 hours ago
Pasadena Music Scene posted a blog post

Humanity Helping Sudan Project determined to #Feed50k in Africa by the end of the year.

#Feed50KThe Famine No One Is Talking About    On July 9, 2011, South Sudan officially gained its independence from Sudan. The young nation’s brief history has been a tumultuous one. Since December of 2013, South Sudan has been embroiled in a bitter civil war between the Dinka and Nuer ethnic groups. Thousands have already perished, and the violence persists despite an official cease-fire.    In addition to loss of…See More
20 hours ago
DojO- commented on DojO-'s event [OFF 10/4] In Leimert Park Village · THE World STAGE Saturday Jazz Workshop w/ Sensei LATIF ☾Oct.☽
"Gigs: [In-Kind] > Dr. Dawn Norfleet Sun Oct 5th 2:30-3:30PM @ CAAM Target Sunday 1-5 PM > Chester A. Whitmore Presents: Jazz A'La Carte Festival w/ CJS Quintet performs Sat, Oct 4,…"
21 hours ago
DojO- commented on DojO-'s event [OFF 10/4] In Leimert Park Village · THE World STAGE Saturday Jazz Workshop w/ Sensei LATIF ☾Oct.☽
"Happy Birthday - Yu-Chan "Yummy", Reggie Gooden God Bless - Yolanda Poe, Robyn Carmona, Reggie Gooden, Ann Mack, Diva Perry, Linda Morgan, J. Jacksan, Karen Hernandez Get Well Soon - Frarnk Wilson, John Hammond, Jim Hughart, Joel Scott,…"
yesterday
DojO- updated an event
Thumbnail

[OFF 10/4] In Leimert Park Village · THE World STAGE Saturday Jazz Workshop w/ Sensei LATIF "Happy 80th Birthday Reggie" ☾Oct.☽ at The World Stage - Art, Education & Performance Gallery "The heart of L.A.'s African-American cultural community." - L.A. Times

October 11, 2014 at 12pm to October 25, 2014 at 2pm
                               Support yOur Stage SOS Save yOur Stage"It takes a Village" -  African proverb"Jazz state of mind" - Duke" At The 'Village'  'Stage' " - Jeannette Lindsay, Producer/Director"…See More
yesterday
Bahni Turpin posted a status
"Hey Leimert, it's been a while, come and see what's new. www.solafoodcoop.com"
Monday

© 2014   Created by enhager.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service