Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebrations

Check out the ways you can celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this year in East Liberty:

EECM and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
The 30th Annual Martin Luther King Celebration, presented by East End Cooperative Ministry and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will be held Sunday, January 19 at Eastminster Church (250 N. Highland Avenue). Music begins at 3:30 p.m., and the service begins at 4:00 p.m. Dr. Iva Carruthers will be the keynote speaker. Following the service, refreshments will be served at EECM’s new facility, Community House (6140 Penn Circle North).

Kelly Strayhorn Theater
Kelly Strayhorn Theater (KST) presents the 5th annual East Liberty Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from 12:00-4:00 p.m. Monday, January 20 at the Kelly Strayhorn (5941 Penn Avenue). Free and open to the public, the theme of this year’s festivities is “Every Voice Counts, Every Story Matters.” Beginning at noon, activities will be available in the lobby, led by partner organizations that work toward social justice in our community, including MGR Foundation, Garden of Peace Project, Love Front Porch, Union Project, Assemble, and Literary Arts Boom.
Beginning at 2:00 p.m., on-stage performances will feature talented youth ensembles from the region, including Hope Academy, CHANCE, 1Hood Media, Dreams of Hope, and KST’s own Soundwaves Steelband. Another Community partner, North Way Christian Communities, will have a project on display in the KST lobby and will offer activities in their office next door to KST.

Union Project
Meet new people from diverse backgrounds and create a safe and inspiring community dialogue Monday, January 20 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at Union Project (801 N. Negley Avenue). Our voices come in all different forms. We believe that every voice is valuable, unique and essential in the pursuit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision of the Beloved Community – A community achieved through nonviolence that loves others simply for who they are.
Together, we will lift our individual voices as one to connect, create, and celebrate.

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