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Mothers of the Movement: A Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Community Event

The City of Bellingham's annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration "Mothers of the Movement", features a program centered on the role of women and women of color in the Civil Rights Movement, the struggle of women of color in the modern world, and how the harmonious ring of Dr. King's dream for racial equity and equality can still be felt and fulfilled today. The event will be emceed by Kim Harris, a professional cultural, bias-awareness, and diversity trainer and features performances by Thunderbirds Raised Her (the Jefferson Sisters) awarded the American Indian Film Festival 2018 Best Music Video, Bellingham’s long standing Kulshan Chorus directed by Dustin Willetts, and Bellingham Repertory Dance Company. A blessing will be given by Lummi Elder Juanita Jefferson and welcoming words by Mayor Kelli Linville. Speakers include president of Black Lives Matter Bellingham Jazzmyn Hannah, poet Fialaui'a Lamositele and Civil Rights activist Dr. Kathryn Fentress who was arrested alongside Dr. King during the St. Augustine demonstrations. We are fortunate to have so many amazing women in our community help us honor Dr. King's legacy. Join us on Monday, January 21, 2019 at the Mount Baker Theatre from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM for this inspiring event co-sponsored by the City of Bellingham and the Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education. Please bring a donation for the Bellingham Food Bank. This is a free and non ticketed event.