Monday, December 21, 2015

MLK Commemoration to be held at Playhouse

By Don Rebar
Community Engagement & Digital Content Manager

The Playhouse has teamed up with the Interfaith Council of Westport and Weston and TEAM Westport to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King on Sunday, January 17 at 3pm.

Rev. Ed Horne of United Methodist Church of Westport and Weston, chair of the Celebration’s organizing committee, said, “In light of recent race-related incidents on city streets and college campuses, this year’s program will lift up not only the legacy of Dr. King but also help us envision ways we might move forward to fulfill his dream of a more just and inclusive society.”

Dr. Marilyn Ford, the Neil Cogan Public Service Professor of Law at Quinnipiac University, will be the commemoration's keynote speaker. Dr. Ford’s teaching and research has delved into issues of civil rights, as well as Native American law and land claim issues.

Dr. Ford will be joined onstage by students from Regional Center for the Arts in Trumbull, who will read excerpts from Dr. King’s writings and speeches. The program also includes choral music from the Staples High School Orphenians and the Serendipity Chorale.

The 2016 MLK Commemoration is free & open to the public - no reservations required. A light reception will be held after the program. Childcare is available.

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