Subject: E-Buzz: MLK Celebration 2021

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January 17, 2021
MLK Celebration 2021
With Selections from 
Jan. 17-21, 2021
The best guide to arts and culture 
in Fairfield County
Interview with Layla F. Saad
Me and White Supremacy

Sun. Jan. 17, 12pm
Westport Library

The Westport Library, The Westport Country Playhouse, TEAM Westport, The Westport/Weston Interfaith Council and the Westport/Weston Interfaith Clergy celebrate the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a conversation with Layla F. Saad. TEAM Westport’s Bernicestine McLeod Bailey interviews Ms. Saad, celebrated author of the groundbreaking book Me and White Supremacy.  Registration Required.  More...

Sun. Jan. 17 - Thur. Jan 21, 7pm
Avon Theatre Film Centre

The Avon Theatre presents screenings of MLK/FBI, a new documentary from award-winning director Sam Pollard, that lays out a detailed account of the FBI surveillance that dogged King’s activism throughout the ’50s and ’60s, fueled by the racist and red-baiting paranoia of J. Edgar Hoover.  More...
Bridgeport Has a Dream: Building Bridges Across Fairfield County

Mon. Jan. 18, 2pm
Connect-Us/The Klein

Connect-Us hosts its annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day with an online performance showcase. Bridgeport Has a Dream: Building Bridges Across Fairfield County will feature a cast of 63 people from across Fairfield County. Usually held annually at The Klein Memorial Auditorium, this year’s online showcase features 17 acts, many of which were safely recorded onstage at The Klein during a socially distanced video shoot in December. More...
MLK Day Workshop: 
Exploring Art For Ages 3-13

Mon. Jan. 18, 9am - 12pm
MoCA Westport

No plans for Monday? Join us for a special one-day class "Exploring Art For Ages 3-13" from 9am - noon on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Students will explore a variety of age-appropriate mediums and materials in this one-day workshop with instructors Grayson Kennedy, Erika Mcghee, Megan Rajbanshi. More...
MLK Celebration 2021: 
What Can I Do Next?

Tues. Jan. 19, 7pm
Westport Library

Join community leaders for a panel discussion with Jenny Nelson (Westport Country Playhouse), Rev. Alison Patton (Saugatuck Congregational Church), and Harold Bailey Jr. (TEAM Westport), on how to prepare for and undertake the self-guided 28-day process of self-reflection in Layla Saad's Me and White Supremacy. Registration required.
New Works/New Voices: 
Me and White Supremacy

Thur. Jan. 21, 7pm
Westport Country Playhouse

An evening of original work written in response to Layla F. Saad’s Me and White Supremacy. At this world premiere, locally-based theater artists Gracy Brown, Tenisi Davis, Tamika Pettway and Terrence Riggins continue Dr. King’s legacy through four new monologues, recorded on stage at Westport Coountry Playhouse. More...
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