Friday, January 18, 2013

MLK Celebration on Monday

I am so pleased to share with you details about a really great event this coming Monday to celebrate MLK day.  As you loyal readers know, usually we don't do articles on specific events but, well, I am actually going to BE at this one with my TMOM partner in crime Kristen so I really want you to come out and say hi!  I will be the frantic-looking completely wild-haired mom trying to chase down a 3 year old boy and a 1 year old boy who are going in different directions simultaneously.  In fact, if you say hi, please feel free to also grab one of my children and bring them back to me.  Thanks in advance.

In all seriousness, this event was huge last year and we're hoping for it to be even HUGER (I make up words sometimes) this year.  So come see us.  Here are the details-

Dr. King came to Durham!

This year we’re also celebrating the important role Durham and our city’s young people played in the Civil Rights struggle. We’ll be talking about the sit -in movement and how, in one of the earliest sit-ins, a group of three women and four men from Durham sat in at the Royal Ice Cream Company on June 23, 1957 to protest segregation. We’ll honor their efforts by sharing stories learning freedom songs, doing related crafts, and celebrating with an ice cream social and sock hop featuring music from the Civil Rights Era.

What: Join us for a free story time, songs, crafts, ice cream social, and sock hop as we celebrate MLK’s life and legacy in a way that kids can understand. In continuing Dr. King’s commitment to service,participants are asked to donate nonperishable food or toiletry items (soap, toothbrushes,diapers, etc) for Durham Urban Ministries to help them serve local families in need. Voter registration and information will also be available.

When: MLK Day, Monday, January 21, 2013.
Parties will begin at 10:30 and noon. Each will include a story time followed by an ice cream social, sock hop featuring music of the Civil Rights era, crafts, and more.

Where: The Center Court at Northgate Mall, 1058 West Club Blvd, Durham

Sponsored by: NC MomsRising, Lango Kids, the Durham Mothers Club, Carrboro/ Chapel Hill Mothers Club, Northgate Mall, and more


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