The Marcus Performing Arts Center's 37th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration will be held virtual this year.
The free celebration, presented by Bader Philanthropies, Inc, will be hosted on the Marcus Center's streaming platform on Sunday, Jan. 17 at 1 p.m.
This year's theme is "Keep Moving Forward," from Dr. King’s address Keep Moving from This Mountain, given at Spelman College on April 10, 1960.
Students from Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, and West Bend school districts participated in this year’s contests, interpreting Dr. King’s works through art, speech, and writing contests.
Student contest entries were inspired by Dr. King's words:
“Keep moving, for it may well be that the greatest song has not yet been sung, the greatest book has not yet been written, the highest mountain has not been climbed. This is your challenge! Reach out and grab it and make it a part of your life…we must keep moving. If you can’t fly, then run; if you can’t run, then walk; if you can’t walk, then crawl; but by all means keep moving…whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”