New Orleans (LA) Chapter in Service at 5th Annual MLK Day Celebration at Ogden Museum of Southern Art

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy, Ogden Museum of Southern Art presented its 5th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration on Monday, January 17, 2022.

New Orleans (LA) Chapter members assisted with the day of activities, which included a museum scavenger hunt, family friendly entertainment, an interactive “I Have a Dream” wall and more. Participants explored the museum and learned how to get involved in the community through information tables featuring the New Orleans Public LibraryBikeEasyElectric Girls.

Other activities included:

Take-Home Art Activity Bags for all ages includes:

  • Ink Drawings Inspired by P.5 Artist Welmon Sharlhorne
  • Mini Protest Signs Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Freedom Rider Bus Inspired by the Freedom Riders

Family-Friendly Entertainment Featuring: 

  • Bard Early College Poetry Club
  • Young Audiences Charter School Jazz Band
  • DJ Heelturn

Shukrani Gray, African American Resource Collection Equity and Inclusion Librarian and Dr. Zada Johnson, Associate Professor and Inner City Studies Academic Program Facilitator at Northeastern Illinois University, led a panel discussion exploring the history of social justice activism in New Orleans, as well as contemporary social justice movements in the city. 

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