Sunday, January 14, 2018
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12:00pm [12:00pm] New Haven: MLK Jr Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice
The Yale Peabory Museum opens its doors once again in honor of Dr. King and his efforts to ensure environmental and social justice among all people. The weekend's activities include world-class performances, community open mics, and educational activities for visitors of all ages. Other special events include the 9th annual Teen Summit, Professional Poetry Slam and art contest.

[12:00pm] Waterbury: Community Free Day
On the second Sunday of each month, the Museum is free to everyone all day. Special programming for children of all ages and their adult caregivers, includes guided gallery-based activities led by a Teaching Artist followed by a related hands-on take home art project which serves as a means to welcome inter-generational participation.

[1:00pm] Norwalk: Operation Thank You
“Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” These words, once spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., serve as inspiration for the Norwalk Historical Society's Service Day Program, Operation Thank You. Honor Dr. King's teachings by writing letters of thanks to our Nation’s firefighters, paramedics and law enforcement for their commitment and bravery. The non-profit organization, Operation Gratitude, will collect the letters and cards and distribute them as part of care packages sent to first responders throughout the country. In addition to the service project, children will get the opportunity to hear a story and participate in an activity about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous, “ I Have a Dream” speech. All activities for the day are drop-in and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

[1:00pm] Waterbury: Community Day - ISM Art
Explore the museum all day at no charge and join us each month for a new theme and family-friendly art activity, view the changing exhibitions on display and selections from the permanent collection. Explore the region’s history through interactive displays and examine the intriguing Button Gallery featuring over 10,000 buttons from all over the world. At 1 p.m. join us on a family-friendly guided tour of examples of Realism, Impressionism, Expressionism and other isms on view @ The MATT. Afterwards, practice some of these isms you see or create your own – maybe you will invent Catism, Treeism or event YOUism!

[3:00pm] Westport: MLK Jr Day Celebration
Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction for Stamped from the Beginning, about the history of racist ideas in America. His address is titled "How to be an Anti-Racist." Musical performances by Chris Coogan and the Good News Gospel Choir, and Weston High School Jazz Ensemble. Students from the Regional Center for the Arts present a dance piece.