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MLK Days 2019

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Days 2019

Friday, January 18

HANOVER—Geisel School of Medicine’s MLK Celebration begins at 5 PM with a documentary on surviving sexual violence, Life Sciences Center, Oopik Auditorium, Dartmouth College. More info here

Saturday, January 19

HANOVER-- Geisel School of Medicine’s MLK Celebration continues beginning with 8 AM breakfast followed by presentations all morning, lunch, a performance by the Dermatones, and a keynote by Alicia Ely Yamin on “Sexual Violence: Survival, Stereotypes, and Social Change.”   At the Life Sciences Center, Oopik Auditorium, Dartmouth College.  More info here

CONCORD--“The Coloring of Law and Punishment,” exploring the history of law and punishment in New Hampshire, disproportionate incarceration rates of racial and ethnic minorities, and the social impact of mass incarceration. Presenters will examine the consequences of incarceration on communities of color, intensifying surveillance and criminalization of poor and Black communities, and what a shift from punitive to restorative justice within our criminal system could look like.  Rudman Center, UNH Law School, Washington Street, Concord, 2-4pm.  The event is free and open to the public.  This is an Elinor Williams Hooker Tea Talk, sponsored by the Black Heritage Trail of NH.  More info here

NASHUA--MLK Celebration with keynote speaker, Rev. Alicia Marie Johnson, Assistant Pastor at Myrtle Baptist Church of West Newton MA at First Baptist Church, 121 Manchester Street, Nashua.  Lots of music!  Park at the church or park and free shuttle from Pennichuck Middle School.  Childcare available.  Refreshments after the program.  More info here

Sunday, January 20

TAMWORTH--Community Celebration of MLK Day postponed to Sunday, January 27 (see below)

DOVER—Martin Luther King Day Service postponed to Monday.  (see below)

Monday, January 21 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

HOLLIS – Rev. Eric Jackson will be the keynote speaker for the 35th annual MLK Day Breakfast sponsored by Outreach for Black Unity, 8:30 to noon at the Alpine Grove, 19 S. Depot Rd. (Rte. 111A), Hollis NH 03049.  Adults $35.00 in advance or $40.00 at the door.  Youth/Students $20.00.   Children 4yrs. and under free.  For more information call 603-943-5721 or email info@snhobu.comMore info from NH Labor News

PORTSMOUTH--MLK Day Breakfast, 8:30 to noon, South Church, 292 State Street, Portsmouth.  Richard Haynes, keynote speaker.  Music with Rev. Lilian Buckley and T.J. Wheeler.  Rev. Robert Thompson, emcee.  Sponsored by Seacoast NAACP.  Donations welcomed. For more details please reach out to Facebook event

CONCORD  - MLK Day at Temple Beth Jacob, 10 AM to 7:30 PM, 67 Broadway, Concord.  All ages welcome.   Facebook event

HANCOCK—MLK Day Celebration, Hancock Congregational Church, 10 AM. 

MANCHESTER—Art, Culture and Social Justice at Currier Museum of Art, Join the Currier in celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 21, 11 am to 5 pm! Special admission rate of $5 for adults, free admission for youth 17 and under.  More info here

MANCHESTER – 37th annual MLK Day Community Celebration with Ron Walker, Executive Director of the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color, guest speaker.  MLK Award to Dr. Dottie Morris.  Vanessa Johnson Award to Young Organizers United.  Music.  Cake.  Temple Adath Yeshurun, 152 Prospect Street, Manchester.  2 PM social hour followed by program from 3 to 5 PM.  ASL interpreters.  Sponsored by MLK Coalition.  Everyone welcome, donations requested.  Facebook event

CONCORD (and online)--AFSC's "State House Watch" radio show will feature Dr. King's 1957 speech, "Give Us the Ballot," plus a recording of a talk by Arnie Alpert on the 20-year campaign for acceptance of the holiday by the state of New Hampshire.  "State House Watch" airs from 5 to 6 PM on WNHN-LP, 94.7 FM in Concord and on the internet at  The show will repeat Tuesday at 8 AM.   

JAFFREY-- “Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.” will take place on Monday from 5 to 6 p.m. at the United Church of Jaffrey. The event will be heralded at 4:45 p.m. with the ringing of the United Church’s Revere bell as part of the “Let Freedom Ring: Choose Non-Violence” national bell ringing ceremonies. Dottie Morris is keynote speaker.  Following the event, there will be a reception at the MLK Student Exhibit at the Jaffrey Civic Center.

DOVER—Martin Luther King Day Service, sponsored by Dover Area Religious Leaders Association, St. Mary Church, 25 Chestnut Street, Dover.  7 PM. 

HANOVER – Francesca Ramsey is keynote presenter for the MLK Day program at Dartmouth College, 7 PM at the Hopkins Center.  More info here

HAMPSTEAD--MLK Day, St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 187 East Road, 7 PM.  

Sunday, January 27

TAMWORTH--Community Celebration of MLK Day, 6 to 8 PM at the UU Fellowship of the Eastern Slope, with guest speaker Donna San Antonio on "Becoming a White Ally: Stories of Mentoring Toward Social Justice."  Facebook event

Send your MLK Day event info to Arnie Alpert.