On January 18, offices and schools close their doors to remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Yet in the spirit of Dr. King, Experience Corps is making it a day on, not a day off.
At 10:00 a.m., Experience Corps members will gather to share their experiences before and during the civil rights movement with students and members of the community. City Council President Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will appear as a special guest at the event, followed by a short video and roundtable discussions. The event on MLK Day will jump start dialogue between Experience Corps members and students, continuing through one-on-one interviews at the 20 Experience Corps schools.
This intergenerational MLK Day event is being billed as a conversation with members about their experiences with the civil rights movement, with a goal of beginning dialogue about experiences before the Civil Rights Act as well as how life has changed since.
Wide Angle Youth Media students are capturing the event on film and will capture select close-ups of the student interviews.
The event and larger service project are focused on connecting generations and spotlighting the living history around us. The project brings awareness to the younger generation through the student interviews while also making this historical and influential movement more approachable for students. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. affected Baltimore City residents. Join your neighbors and friends for a morning of conversation and reflection. Bring the entire family!