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MLK Now 2018
Jan
15
2:00 PM14:00

MLK Now 2018

On Monday, January 15, 2018 (MLK Day) from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Blackout for Human Rights will host its 3rd Annual “MLK Now”, a free event celebrating the words and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Hosted in partnership with the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA), Color of Change, PICO National Network, and The Root, MLK Now 2018 will feature Oscar-Winner and BLACK PANTHER star Lupita Nyong’o, Grammy-Winning Hip Hop MC/Lyricist Black Thought of The Roots, and A WRINKLE IN TIME star Storm Reid, with Comedian and Author Baratunde Thurston returning this year as event M.C. Additional performers for MLK Now 2018 will be announced later this week.

Since 2016, MLK Now has brought together a cross-section of artists, performers and thought-leaders to pay homage to Dr. King and other revolutionary figures throughout history. Influential artists and entertainers that have performed at MLK Now include Chris Rock, Olivia Wilde, Q-Tip, Harry Belafonte, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Octavia Spencer, Michael B. Jordan, Omari Hardwick, Olivia Wilde, Uzo Aduba, Andre Holland, Anika Noni Rose, J. Cole, Adepero Oduye, India.Arie, and more.

Admission to MLK Now is FREE and open to the public. Click here to register.

The talent line-up for MLK Now will be announced in the coming days! For real-time updates follow the hashtag #MLKNow2018.

PLEASE BE ADVISED:

  • Due to high attendance, entrance to the event is not guaranteed without pre-registration.
  • Doors open at 12:30p and will close at 1:50p so that the program may begin promptly at 2:00p. There is no reserved seating (all will be on a first-come, first-serve basis) so please arrive on time!
  • For security reasons, we highly advise against bringing large bags and/or purses to the event, which would slow down the check-in process and may cause additional delays.
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Breaking the Silence: Beyond the Dream
Sep
17
2:00 PM14:00

Breaking the Silence: Beyond the Dream

On Sunday, September 17th, Global Citizen and The Riverside Church will join together for an afternoon of dynamic performances and key speakers commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Dr. King’s Beyond Vietnam speech.

Breaking the Silence: Beyond the Dream will be an intergenerational, interfaith program that calls on people from all walks of life to RISE UP and speak out on the injustices facing the world. Just as Dr. King did at The Riverside Church 50 years ago, on Sunday, September 17th. Breaking the Silence will deliver a universal call to action to “love thy neighbor.”

Participants include: The Reverend Al Sharpton, Forest Whitaker, The Howard University Gospel Choir, Sir the Baptist, The String Orchestra of Brooklyn, Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts and more.

Individual Registration


Sign up below to host your own livestream event of Breaking the Silence: Beyond the Dream

Members of the Riverside team will follow up with more information on technical logistics, discussion guides, toolkits, and social media outreach.

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Global Light of Peace 2017
Sep
5
7:00 AM07:00

Global Light of Peace 2017

Global Light of Peace 2017

Time: 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Location: South Hall, The Riverside Church in the City of New York
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The Riverside Church is hosting the Middle Way Meditation Institute (MMI) as a partnership in the largest transcontinental inner peace meditation gathering for world peace. GLOP 2017 will be conducted in person and streamed live in 6 continents. The highlight of the event is a 30-minute guided meditation session. MMI’s goal is to connect one million people from around the world to meditate simultaneously for world peace

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Beyond Vietnam: 50th Anniversary
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

Beyond Vietnam: 50th Anniversary

Commemorate the 50th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s famous Beyond Vietnam:  A Time to Break Silence sermon  in an evening with Michelle Alexander and Ruby Sales, voices of the past and future of the Civil Rights Movement.  Written by Dr. Vincent Harding, and delivered at The Riverside Church exactly one year to the day before Dr. King's assassination, Beyond Vietnam is a moral agenda for America to address issues of racial justice, poverty, and war.  Dr. King and Harding's prophetic and prescient words are as urgently needed today as when they were first delivered.  The evening is co-hosted by The Riverside Church, Iliff School of Theology, Veterans of Hope and Union Theological Seminary.

Stay at the Aloft Harlem

A block of rooms is reserved at the Aloft Harlem for out of town guests.  

Cost:  $190 plus tax

Deadline:  March 19, 2017

 
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A Service Against Hate
Apr
2
3:00 PM15:00

A Service Against Hate

Join Rev. Al Sharpton, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and Cardinal Timothy Dolan for a service against hate on the 49th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This service will take place at 3:00 PM in the Nave of The Riverside Church.

For more information call 1-877-626-4651.

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MLK Now
Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

MLK Now

Blackout for Human Rights and the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) host their second annual MLK Now at Riverside. MLK Now is a special MLK Day event to celebrate and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and explore how his message and vision continue to resonate in today's racial, social and political landscape. Taking place at Riverside - where Dr. King gave his famous 1967 speech, "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence" - the event will feature historic speeches performed by some of today's leading actors and artists. MLK Now 2017 will also include special live music performances and conversations.

If you can't make it to the event, it will be livestreamed - details forthcoming. Presenting and supporting partners for this year's event include PICO National Network, sankofa.org, Magnolia Pictures, Black Lives Matter, Dream Defenders, Color of Change, and ARRAY.

For real-time updates and announcements, follow @UnitedBlackOut and @BMAchievement using the hashtag #MLKNow.

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