BELOVED COMMUNITY: CIVIL RIGHTS TO HUMAN RIGHTS
The Shaker Heights PTO is proud to partner with the Shaker Heights Schools, City of Shaker Heights, the Shaker Public Library, and the Shaker Schools Foundation for the 2024 MLK Day Celebration and Commemoration. Join us as we explore our shared humanity in the following events:
FRIDAY, JANUARY 12th
In honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., students in grades K-6 will participate in hands-on projects and learning activities during school.
THE LIFE & TEACHINGS OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
Follow along with this mulit-media learning guide to gain a deeper understanding of Dr. King’s role in nonviolent resistance locally, nationally, and worldwide. Your family’s copy can be found here.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 14th, FROM 3-5 P.M.
Donna Whyte, host of the "Witness to History" series of recorded interviews with Shaker residents, will host a live discussion with residents who lived during Dr. King's visit to Shaker Heights in 1965. Join us at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 16th, FROM 5-8 P.M.
Human Library, a storytelling event for ages 18 and up, will feature real people becoming "books" and sharing their stories. Attendees may "borrow" these human books for conversations. Join us at the Main Shaker Heights Public Library.
MONDAY, JANUARY 29th, AT 7:00 P.M.
Reverend Nontombi Naomi Tutu, daughter of the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and herself a well known speaker and advocate for justice, presents an engaging discussion on the theme of our MLK Day celebration: Beloved Community: Civil Rights to Human Rights. Artwork created by community members at the Shaker Heights Public Library will be on display, as well as the inclusion of student performances. Join us in the Shaker Heights High School large auditorium. Reserve your FREE ticket to this great event here!