City to Host 3 Virtual MLK Celebrations – Listen Up, Speak Up and Speak Out

Culver City’s annual celebration of Martin Luther King Day will be expanding this year to three virtual events, designed to include all ages in remembering and commemorating the work of the civil rights leader.

LISTEN UP on Friday, January 15th, 2021 at 7 pm will be a virtual reading of children’s books, including “Who was Martin Luther King Jr.” by Lisbeth Kaiser and “Freedom Summer” by Deborah Wiles. These stories will inspire families with young children to discuss Dr. King’s legacy. We will discuss the continuing fight for equal rights in the United States.  Each registration includes a FREE craft kit. The kit contains an Activity Book and “I Have a Dream” craft supplies & instructions!

SPEAK UP  on Saturday, January 16th, 2021 at 11:00am will be a a virtual Q&A with Walter Thompson-Hernandez.

“I am convinced that men hate each other because they fear each other. They fear each other because they don’t know each other, and they don’t know each other because they don’t communicate with each other, and they don’t communicate with each other because they are separated from each other…” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Culver City is proud to host  He is a New York Times writer, author of “Compton Cowboys.” Mr. Thompson-Hernandez is host of the podcast California Love. California Love shares the voices and stories of underrepresented communities with the world. We invite Culver City teens to ask questions and listen to Walter talk in this virtual interview.

SPEAK OUT on Saturday, January 16th at 4 pm will be a chance to celebrate the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr.—TOGETHER. Virtually appear to read and/or to listen! We will come together to share and hear beloved prose and poetry inspired by MLK, Jr.  If you would like to present a piece, please attach it in the space provided on the registration form. Submissions must be received by January 14th.

To register, go to /

Questions ? Call  (310) 253-6650 

or email to [email protected]
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