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15 January, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events for Chicago Families

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events for Chicago Families

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a day to honor the civil rights crusader and is also a great time to teach kids about his life and what the Nobel Peace Prize winner stood for.

The annual holiday has also been designated as a national day of service, for families to work to better their communities. With museums closed across the Chicago area, most family-friendly events have been moved online as the country celebrates Dr. King's legacy on Jan. 18.

Here is a list of virtual family-friendly events submitted by staff and parents, taking place in and around the Chicago area. While most of the events are free, registration is required, and some programs do have costs associated please check the links below for further information. 

We wish you and your family good health and hope you get to enjoy some of these great programs over the week! 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events for Chicago Families Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a day to honor the civil rights crusader and is also a great time to teach kids about his life and what the Nobel Peace Prize winner stood for.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a day to honor the civil rights crusader and is also a great time to teach kids about his life and what the Nobel Peace Prize winner stood for.

The annual holiday has also been designated as a national day of service, for families to work to better their communities. With museums closed across the Chicago area, most family-friendly events have been moved online as the country celebrates Dr. King's legacy on Jan. 18.

Here is a list of virtual family-friendly events submitted by staff and parents, taking place in and around the Chicago area. While most of the events are free, registration is required, and some programs do have costs associated please check the links below for further information. 

We wish you and your family good health and hope you get to enjoy some of these great programs over the week! 

CHICAGO VIRTUAL EVENTS MLK Day  

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 @ 6 pm 

Isabel Wilkerson at University of Chicago

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 @ 7 pm 

Black Software with Charlton McIlwain at Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 @ 4 pm 

Mariame Kaba at Northwestern University

Saturday, January 16, 2021 @ 11 am 

Dr. Martin Luther King Day Virtual Celebration –-https://www.chicagochildrensmuseum.org/mlk-day-celebration

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 @ 12-2 pm 

Jeffery Haas and The Legacy of Martin Luther King and the Activism of Chicago’s Own Fred Hampton

Monday, January 18, 2021 @ 5 - 6:15 pm 

Art Institute - King Day Virtual Performance: Rebirth Poetry Ensemble and In the Spirit https://www.artic.edu/events/5154/king-day-virtual-performance-rebirth-poetry-ensemble-and-in-the-spirit

Monday, January 18, 2021 @ 11 am - 4 pm

MLK Day Chicago History Museum  -  Explore ways the Chicago History Museum continues to preserve and amplify King’s legacy of action and activism in our annual family-friendly event. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 @ 2:00-2:45 pm 

Art Institute -https://www.artic.edu/events/5151/king-day-virtual-talk-injustice  Virtual Talk: Revolution and Resistance - Andy Warhol

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 @ 2:00-2:45 pm 

Art Institute  - https://www.artic.edu/events/5151/king-day-virtual-talk-injustice King Day Virtual Talk: (In)Justice  - January 20, 2021 | 2:00–2:45 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 @ 4 pm

Ibram X. Kendi at UIC**Highly recommend listening to him talk!

January 28, 2021--February 3, 2021 at various times:

Sundance Film Festival

Read short summaries of all the films in the festival

*There are ticket prices associated with these film screenings.

Daily programs Dusable Museum - See Website Several Daily Programs

BBC Interview with Martin Luther King Jr - When: Anytime   - Dusable Museum Several Virtual Programs

- Watch John Freeman’s BBC interview with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from 1961. The reshowing of the 30-minute video is part of the DuSable Museum’s Lunch and Learn series. https://dusablemuseum.online/aiovg_videos/lunch-and-learn/