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New in 2021! Dreamfest Food Drive

Volunteers are needed to create front porch Donation Stations for our Dreamfest Food Drive.  During these challenging times the need for food assistance for families in need in our community has more than doubled. Please join us in honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and supporting the work of our community partners at Dorcas Ministries and Good Hope Farm by signing up for this month-long campaign. Additional instructions and registration information here.


Join us as we celebrate the life, work and vision of
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 15-18, 2021

 The performances and films listed below will be available to view for free between January 15-18, 2021.  Links to access the shows and to claim a ticket for the film, "John Lewis: Good Trouble" will be added soon.

Storyteller Willa Brigham

Willa-Brigham

Willa Brigham, an avid writer of short stories, poetry and songs and host of the Television show, Smart Start Kids, uses her multiple talents and contagious energy to stimulate audiences of all ages. Join her on a quest for excitement, adventure and a joyous tour of your creative imagination. Her goal is to empower audiences to believe in themselves via the spoken word. Willa will be presenting stories that honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and the struggle for equal rights appropriate for ages preschool and up.


Harriet Tubman featuring storyteller Janice Greene

Janice Greene as TubmanHarriet Tubman comes to life through the captivating storytelling of Janice Greene who embodies the essence of this courageous and amazing woman. Relive the quest to free enslaved people using safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. Janice Curtis Greene is an accomplished storyteller, an American Griot, who has been telling African, African American and Multicultural stories for over 25 years. This presentation is appropriate for ages preschool and up.


Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart featuring actor Mike Wiley

Mike Wiley HeadshotA Game Apart provides a glimpse of Jackie Robinson’s life during a bygone era of separate and unequal locker rooms, of whites only hotels, and of restaurants with only a back door for colored athletes to enter. Witness the hopeless humiliation of a star player who was showered with adulation on the field and became a second-hand citizen when he walked off the diamond. Meet Jackie’s compatriots fighting the same battles between the end zones, inside the ring and around the track. A Game Apart is a powerful lesson of courage through dedication, perseverance, and leadership. Appropriate for grades 3 through adult.


John Lewis: Good Trouble

John Lewis_Good TroubleChronicles the life and career of the legendary civil rights activist and Democratic Representative from Georgia and his 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration. Using present-day interviews with Lewis, now 80 years old, the film explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957. Tickets to view this film are limited.


Dreamfest Interfaith Service

MLK poster 2021Sunday, January 17, 3:30 pm, live streamed from Christ the King Lutheran Church at www.ctkcary.com/dreamfest. Join us for a special service featuring guest speaker Rev. Brenda Smith, Chicago, special music by Dr. Abe Caceres and a Gospel Choir, as well as a presentation by the "virtualMLK Project" of NC State University. Event sponsored by Christ the King Lutheran Church, Congregation Beth Shalom, Islamic Association/Cary Mosque, and the Cary Area Ministerial Alliance. 


Contact

Robbie Stone Arts Program and Operations Coordinator
(919) 460-4969
robbie.stone@townofcary.org