23rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice: Yale Peabody Museum, Jan. 20-21

23rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice at the Yale Peabody Museum, Sunday, Jan. 20, 12 to 4 p.m. & Monday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Yale Peabody Museum will open its doors once again in honor of Dr. King and his efforts to ensure environmental and social justice among all people. Free, the weekend’s activities will include world-class performances, community open mics, and educational activities for visitors of all ages.

Special Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. programming also includes the 10th Annual Youth Gathering, Professional Poetry Slam, Art Contest and Storytelling at the New Haven Museum.

Sunday, Jan. 20: Don’t miss out on the World Stage Performances, Peabody Museum, 170 Whitney Ave., located on the 1st Floor in the Great Hall of Dinosaurs!

10th Annual Teen Summit, Kroon Hall, 95 Prospect St. All teens are invited to the Teen Summit on the 3rd floor, from noon to 3 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 21: World Stage Performances, Peabody Museum, 170 Whitney Ave. in the Great Hall of Dinosaurs!

Zannette Lewis Environmental and Social Justice Professional Poetry Slam and Community Open Mic. The Community Open Mic will take place in the David Friend Hall on the third floor, from 11 a.m. to noon.

Come and check out the Professional Poetry Slam located in David Friend Hall, starting at 1 p.m. Watch and listen to the wonderful stories that these poets will perform.

Join local storytellers at the New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave., for family-friendly stories.

If you have any questions, please contact the Public Programs Office at (203) 432-3776 or peabody.programs@yale.edu.

Volunteers Needed for MLK Event January 18-19

by Elisabeth Kennedy, Volunteer Coordinator, Yale Peabody Museum

We need to fill volunteer spots for the Yale Peabody Museum’s 19th Annual Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy of Social and Environmental Justice event on Sunday, Jan. 18 (noon to 4 p.m.) and Monday, Jan. 19 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). We also could use people to help us set up on Saturday, Jan. 17.

mlkIf it’s easier for you, feel free to leave a message telling me “Sunday or Monday” and “morning or afternoon or even all day” and I will find a spot for you. Please let me know as soon as possible where you can help out. We really do need ‘all hands on deck’ for this extensive two-day event – one of the biggest of the year for the museum. So let me know what you would like to help with! Remember, we are happy to have you to work full days or on Sunday and/or Monday or to set up on Saturday.

Have a wonderful holiday and we look forward to hearing from you and definitely seeing you in January!
With best wishes for 2015, Elisabeth, (203) 432-3731, peabody.volunteers@yale.edu.

19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Celebration at the Yale Peabody Museum Jan. 18 and 19

by Josue Irizarry, Events Coordinator, Yale Peabody Museum

We are well into the planning of the Yale Peabody Museum’s celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice on Jan. 18 and 19, 2015.

As most of you know, a big and important part of this annual, two-day, free celebration are the activity areas set up all around the Museum, where organizations such as yours create and staff an educational activity for families, with a meaningful lesson about environmental, non-violence or social justice.

Applications to set up a table or display need to be received by Dec. 12. To receive an application, email josue.irizarry@yale.edu.

Please fill out the form, make a copy for your records, and mail or email it back to us by Friday, Dec. 12, 2014.

NOTE: The activity you design must be interactive, and due to space limitations we can accept only the first 25 applications received by Friday, December 12, 2014. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline date.

If you have contributed in the past, please accept our gratitude for your generous support of this program, and we hope that you will choose to continue.  Thanks again for helping us make this one of New Haven’s, indeed one of Connecticut’s, finest tributes to Dr. King and his legacy.