WNYC and the Apollo Theater present the 11th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration, exploring an open and honest conversation on the post-Obama era and the future of social justice movements following one of the most divisive general elections in recent history. This year's theme: Where Do We Go From Here?: MLK and the Future of Inclusion.
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Featured speakers include:
- Rabbi Ben Kamin who created an interfaith outreach institute called Reconciliation: The Synagogue Without Walls, which is a forum for multiculturalism and inclusiveness in the spirit of MLK.
- Elie Mystal, an editor for Above the Law, Editor-at-Large for Breaking Media, and the Legal Editor for More Perfect.
- Joshua Lawrence Lazard, a writer, minister and public intellectual, who offers engaging social and theological commentary that provides a provocative cultural critical awareness.
- Opal Tometi, a New York-based Nigerian–American writer, strategist and community organizer. Tometi is a Co-Founder of the Black Lives Matter movement. She is the Executive Director at Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI).
- The Rev. Dr. James Alexander Forbes, Jr., highly acclaimed author, scholar and nationally sought-after speaker, affectionately referred to as “The preacher’s preacher” because of his extensive preaching career and his charismatic style.
- L. Joy Williams, a national political strategist, media thought-leader, social justice advocate and President of the Brooklyn Chapter of the NAACP.
- Shaun King, an increasingly prominent voice using social media to highlight, amplify, and discuss news of police brutality, racial discrimination, and other civil rights issues.
- Natalia Aristizabal Betancur, Lead Organizer at Make the Road New York and advocate for immigration reform, LGBTQ rights, and the rights of people of color and undocumented communities.