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Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations

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The City of Sunrise is excited to present three free events to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.:

Youth Poetry Workshop
Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery, 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard
Students age 13 to 19 are invited to participate in a creative and engaging writing workshop that blends the literary arts and civic responsibility. This hands-on session will be facilitated by Darius Daughtry – founder and creative director of the Art Prevails Project. Each poet will receive breakfast, lunch, a t-shirt, a book, and writing supplies, and will view the City’s 2:00 p.m. screening of Race. There is no cost to participate, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call (954) 747-4646 for information.

Family Film: Race
Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunrise Civic Center Theatre, 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard
This inspiring film is based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athlete whose quest to become the greatest track and field competitor in history thrust him onto the world stage of the 1938 Olympics. Race was produced by Focus Features, is rated PG-13, and stars Stephan James and Jason Sudeikis. Seating is limited. Up to four free general admission tickets are available per family. Call (954) 747-4646 for information.

A Night of the Arts in Celebration of Dr. King
Sunday, January 19, 2020 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Sunrise Civic Center, 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard

  • “The Journey Continues...” Opening Reception (Art Gallery, 6:00 p.m.)In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Black History Month, the City of Sunrise recognizes the stories of hope and resilience, and the continued journey, of the African diaspora. We are surrounded by public figures
    and neighbors who exemplify this legacy. Celebrate with us as we pay tribute with a must-see exhibition featuring work by local artists. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.
  • Concert and Poetry (Theatre, 7:00 p.m.) Enjoy live music – including a performance by the Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble – enriched by the words of youth poets. Limited seating: Up to four free general admission tickets per family. Call (954) 747-4646 for details.