Date(s) - 01/19/2024
10:15 am - 8:00 pm
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Join Fuller Seminary for three days of reflection on the legacy of Dr. King and the arts to uplift the community and release liberative expression.
In addition to commemorating the life and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Pannell Center’s 2024 MLKJ Celebration will examine and celebrate the role of the arts in our continuing struggle for complete liberation. Dr. King showed us, through the art forms of speeches and letters, the power of creativity to engage imaginations for the sake of justice.
Schedule of events
Wed., Jan. 17
- 10:00–11:00 am: Chapel with Dr. Stanley Talbert
- 12:00–1:00 pm: Lecture with Dr. Stanley Talbert, “Prophetic Play and the Art of Liberation”
Thu., Jan. 18
- 12:00–1:30 pm: Panel discussion, “Healing the Heart Through the Arts.”
Engage with a panel of African American liberators who have discovered and ignited creative ways of embodying their freedom. They have cultivated expressions of art and change as they continue to strive for complete liberation. As they navigate us through their vision of incorporating religion and culture with art, ponder what liberation and healing looks like for our community.
- Dea Jenkins, Founder of Dea Studios
- Melanie Taylor, Curatorial assistant for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
- Dr. Tamisha Tyler, Visiting assistant professor of Theology, Culture, and Theopoetics, Bethany Theological Seminary
- Dr. Eric Williams, Assistant professor of Theology and Black Church Studies and director of the Office of Black Church Studies, Duke University Divinity School
- Dr. Jaclyn Williams, Assistant professor of Chaplaincy and Preaching, Fuller
Fri., Jan. 19
- 5:00–8:00 pm: MLKJ Art Night Celebration.
Join in-person for a night to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through the arts. Enjoy spoken-word artists, singers, dancers, African drummers, and other artists. Attendees are invited to participate in-person to share in creating their own art during the event.