Mon, Jan 18 at 10:30am
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Free! First come, first seated. One ticket per person.
BAM, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, and Medgar Evers College of The City University of New York present New York City’s largest public celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This year, BAM welcomes keynote speaker Danny Glover, the acclaimed actor, director, producer, and humanitarian. In addition to his considerable time on stage and screen, Glover has gained respect for his wide-reaching community activism and philanthropic efforts, and has received numerous prestigious honors, including the 2002 Marian Anderson Award, the 2003 NAACP Chairman’s Award, the 2004 BET Lifetime Achievement Award, and the 2009 CBCF Phoenix Award. Glover is also a UNICEF Ambassador and Chairman of the Board of TransAfrica Forum, a non-profit global justice organization focusing on issues facing African Americans and peoples in Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America.
Musical performances by The New Life Tabernacle Mass Choir and special guest Kenny Muhammad The Human Orchestra, who is widely regarded as one of the best beatboxers in the world, round out the program.
Following the event in the Opera House, BAM Rose Cinemas will present a free screening of the acclaimed documentary Soundtrack for a Revolution, executive produced by Danny Glover and shortlisted for a 2010 Oscar nomination.