Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Friday, Feb 3, 2023 from 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Black Family Visual Arts Center
22 Lebanon Street

Building a Compassionate Community 2023 MLK Celebration

2023 Celebration - Building a Compassionate Community
As we strive to recognize and emulate Dr. King’s legacy, our goal for the annual MLK Celebration is to honor and celebrate his life and work so that members of our community may:

- Be cognizant of and value his transformational politics and actions, the broader context of his leadership in the civil rights movement, and the ongoing power of this legacy;
- Be inspired and motivated to apply Dr. King’s philosophy and approach to our own lives and work; and
- Be called to address the causes and impact of social inequality and injustice—individually, locally, and globally.
- We invite you to join us and hope that that this year’s programming, inspired by Dr. King’s life and legacy, provides opportunities for learning, for reflection, and for hope.


7:00pm - 9:30pm: Hop Film: Wakanda Forever

Director Ryan Coogler returns to bring us the highly-anticipated sequel to Black Panther, where Shuri must decide what kind of leader she will be.

After the tragic death of King T'Challa (and of Chadwick Boseman, whose powerful embodiment of the character was all too brief), Wakanda is a nation in mourning. Bereft of its vibranium-clad king, Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M'Baku (Winston Duke), Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o) and Okoye (Danai Gurira) must fight to fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers–and a brilliant MIT student (Dominique Thorne) whose thesis project may unintentionally spell their doom.

The CIA (Martin Freeman, Julia Louis-Dreyfus) are one step behind them as they handle a new threat: a warrior with winged feet (Tenoch Huerta) from an underwater kingdom that rivals Wakanda in power and secrecy. But what path will Shuri help Wakanda forge–the one her brother would have chosen…or another?

Programmed in conjunction with the campus Martin Luther King, Jr celebration

Learn more and get tickets here.

Location: Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center