17th Annual WalKING Celebration

January 21st in Wellfleet
The Silent Walking Meditation starts down Main Street, Wellfleet. (Bob Sangor photo)

17th Annual WalKING Celebration

Celebrating the life and mission of Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 21st, 11:30-2pm

Wellfleet Town Hall, 300 Main Street, Wellfleet

Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street, Wellfleet

11:30 AM drum-song-chalk circle Wellfleet Town Hall

12 noon walKING meditation march

12:20 presentation at Wellfleet Preservation Hall

Pot-luck after presentation

ArtPeaceMakers of Wellfleet is pleased to present the all ages Annual WalKing Celebration, on January 21st, commemorating and celebrating the 90th birthday and life's work of Martin Luther King, Jr. The Celebration will begin with a drum and song circle outside Wellfleet Town Hall at 11:30. At noon, join us for a silent walking meditation along Main Street. The walk will end at Wellfleet Preservation Hall for a program of film, spoken word, art and music, followed by a potluck in the downstairs hall. Potluck offerings and donations to the Wellfleet Food Pantry can be dropped off at the Hall from 10-noon.

This community event honors Dr. King, shares his legacy with younger generations, and recognizes the continuing struggle for human rights. Affirming Dr. King’s dream of a just and inclusive community, we celebrate our hopes for peace and  - the word of the year – justice.

An exhibit of student work curated by ArtPeaceMakers will be at Preservation Hall from January 21 through February 4th, and will be hung along the walking route on the 21st.  ArtPeaceMakers encourages the creative efforts of local children and teaches active engagement on the themes of peace and justice.

On January 20 at the Wellfleet Public Library from 11am to 1pm ArtPeaceMakers invite community members of all ages and abilities to participate in a Freedom Song Circle. We'll share favorite songs,  learn some new ones and sing out together for peace, justice, freedom and for pure fun. To learn more contact [email protected].

Volunteers for the walk and program are needed and welcomed. Please contact Sallie Tighe 508-349-2305 or [email protected] if you can help.    

ArtPeaceMakers, a collective of local women artists and activists, sponsors an annual all-weather, all-ages community WALKING celebration of the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., featuring the creative work of local children. Watering the grassroots of community, creativity and non-violence since 1984, artpeace explores the connections between making art of all kinds and making peace on all levels, for ourselves, for each other, for the earth. Artpeacemakers.org


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