MLK Now 2018 Star-Studded Event With Lupita Nyong’o, The Roots’ Black Thought, Baratunde Thurston, Storm Reid & More by Lisa Pacino
The Third Annual MLK Now 2018 Human Rights event organized by Blackout for Human Rights will be held on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (MLK Day) at Riverside Church in Harlem, New York, January 15, 2018.
Academy Award Winner Lupita Nyong’o. Photography by Lisa Pacino.
MLK Now 2018 will feature Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o; Grammy Award winning Hip Hop MC, lyricist and musician Black Thought of The Roots; A Wrinkle In Time star Storm Reid; comedian and author Baratunde Thurston; NBA legend Allan Houston; political strategist, commentator and former Bernie Sanders surrogate Symone D. Sanders; activist and journalist Rosa Clemente; Women’s March National Co-Chair Carmen Perez; MC, rapper and activist Tef Poe; political consultant and operative DeJuana Thompson; will be among the performers and panelists; additional may be announced.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968): 50th Anniversary of his assassination.
Press Release January 8, 2018 – New York, NY – Today Blackout for Human Rights announced that the Third Annual MLK Now will take place on Monday, January 15, 2018 (MLK Day) from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at Riverside Church, Harlem, New York. Hosted in partnership with the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA), Color of Change, PICO National Network, and The Root.
Since 2016, MLK Now has convened a cross-section of actors, artists and thought-leaders to pay homage to Dr. King and historical figures like Malcolm X, James Baldwin, Sojourner Truth, Angela Davis, Patrice Lumumba, Fred Hampton, Shirley Chisolm, Ida B. Wells, and more.
Previous performers at MLK Now include Harry Belafonte, Chris Rock, Anika Noni Rose, Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda, Octavia Spencer, Michael B. Jordan, Uzo Aduba, Condola Rashād, Bilal, Ryan Coogler, Tessa Thompson, Jussie Smollet, Andre Holland, Hip Hop artist J. Cole, Adepero Oduye, Kenny Leon, Olivia Wilde, Q-Tip, Saul Williams, India.Arie, among others.
MLK Now also features panel discussions on urgent social justice and human rights issues, having in the past included such voices as Women’s March Co-Chair Linda Sarsour, journalists Jamilah Lemieux and Trymaine Lee, and Million Hoodies Executive Director Dante Barry, among others.
MLK Now 2018 will be live streamed.
Photographer Lisa Pacino will be covering this event for the third year in a row.
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