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Come to the 22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice!

Sunday, January 14, 2018  Noon to 4:00 pm

Monday, January 15, 2018 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Free for all! 

The Yale Peabody Museum will open its doors once again in honor of Dr. King and his efforts to ensure environmental and social justice among all people. The weekend's activities will include world-class performances, community open mics, and educational activities for visitors of all ages. Special Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. programming also include the 9th Annual Teen Summit, Professional Poetry Slam and Art Contest.

World Stage Performances
Don't miss out on our World Stage Performances located on the 1st Floor in the Great Hall of Dinosaurs!

Sunday, January 14, 2018
12:15 PM DJ Kenny

1:00 PM & 2:15 PM Red Supreme Productions Hip Hop Dance Entertainment Break Dancing 

3:15 PM Nation Drill Squad Youth Program

Monday, January 15, 2018
10:30 AM Cliff Powell
12:00 PM Mooncha
1:00 PM Kouffin Kanecke
2:00 PM Tia Russell Dance Studio - Lyrical dance & Jazz
3:15 PM Michael Mills - Drum circle finale

Zannette Lewis Environmental and Social Justice Professional Poetry Slam and Community Open Mic
Come and check out the Professional Poetry Slam located in the David Friend Hall on the 3rd floor, on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM. Watch and listen to the wonderful stories that these poets will perform. The Professional Poetry Slam will include the following participants: Poetic Black, Jasmine Eaton, Sharmont (Infliuence) Little, Joel Francois, Lynnette Johnson, Noel Quinones, Tha Real, Ashley Wonder, Sky Raven - The Vegan Poet, Mind Evolution, Paragraph, Brad Walrond, Nicole Najmah Abraham, Jamie Lewis, Chris Lilley, Zulynette Morales, and Face. The Community Open Mic will take place in the David Friend Hall on the 3rd floor, on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

9th Annual Teen Summit
All teens are invited to our 9th Annual Teen Summit located in the David Friend Hall on the 3rd floor, on Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM. Teens will be able to participate in hands-on table top activities and discussions revolving around Dr. King and his efforts to ensure environmental and social justice among all people. 

Art Contest!

OPEN to all middle school and highschool students
Please send in your registration form with your art piece. Deadline for art submissions is Wednesday January 10, 2018.
All art work submissions must be original and no larger than 13x17
Registration Form: 

The top 20 submissions will be displayed at the Peabody Museum during the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. two-day celebration.
1st Place: $150, a 2018 MLK t-shirt
2nd Place: $75, a 2018 MLK t-shirt
3rd Place: $25, a 2018 MLK t-shirt

Mail or deliver entries to: 
Public and Youth Engagement 
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History 
170 Whitney Avenue 
P.O. Box 208118 New Haven, CT, 06520-8118


If you have any questions, please contact the Public Programs Office at (203) 432-3776 or

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