The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage will be free and open to the public on Monday, January 17, with the special event, “Hear Our Voices: Annual MLK Day Celebration.” Rooted in the Jewish value of respect for all humanity, the Museum is proud to honor the legacy of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with an all-day celebration, including free museum admission, virtual family activities, and an online program featuring special guest Dr. Khalid el-Hakim, founder of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum. All activities are free. Advance registration is required. Please reserve tickets online at www.maltzmuseum.org/MLK
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
10AM – 5 PM: VISIT THE MALTZ MUSEUM
TIMED TICKETING, IN-PERSON
Tour the Maltz Museum’s core collections at no cost. Discover the Jewish-American immigrant experience in An American Story and explore Judaica and ritual objects in The Temple-Tifereth Israel Gallery. Plus, delve into the stories behind sixty objects that have survived the Holocaust and other genocides, brought to America by their owners, in the current special exhibition, Stories of Survival: Object. Image. Memory. Free admission with advance registration. Limited timed tickets available. REGISTER NOW >>
11AM – 12PM: A DREAM THAT MOVES US
AN INTERACTIVE FAMILY EVENT, ONLINE
Join us as we honor and share the life and work of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was one of the most influential civil rights activists of our time. First, Playhouse Square helps us travel back in time to hear about Dr. King as a young boy through an interactive reading of the book “Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?” written by Lisbeth Kaiser and illustrated by Stanley Chow. Then, get moving with inspiration from Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, set to music and dance by Karamu House! Throughout the program we will explore what it means to follow our dreams and make an impact in our community and our world. This will be a jam-packed hour, sure to inspire and entertain family members of all ages and backgrounds – don’t miss it! Recommended for Pre-K – 5th graders and their families. Free to attend, registration required for Zoom link. REGISTER NOW >>
1PM – 2PM: STOP THE HATE ESSAY WRITING WORKSHOP
AN INTERACTIVE TEEN EVENT, ONLINE
Each year the Maltz Museum awards $100,000 in scholarships and prizes to Northeast Ohio student upstanders as part of its annual Stop the Hate contest. During this workshop, Lake Erie Ink will provide insight on how to craft a personal essay that tells a powerful story. Learn tips and tricks for essay writing to give students an edge in the competition (and in future college applications)! For 6th – 12th graders. Registration required for Zoom link. REGISTER NOW >>
3PM – 4:30PM: THE BLACK MUSEUM MOVEMENT IN AMERICA: A DISCUSSION WITH DR. KHALID EL-HAKIM, FOUNDER OF THE BLACK HISTORY 101 MOBILE MUSEUM
A FEATURED EVENT, ONLINE
Free to attend, registration required
Join Dr. Khalid el-Hakim, founder of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, for a fascinating discussion on how artifacts are used to understand the history of race and racism in America. This special MLK Day presentation will examine the significance of Black museums in America and the power of artifacts to tell complex stories about race and racism.
Registrants are invited to bring questions for Dr. el-Hakim at 3pm via Zoom. Pre-registration is required to access online programs. Register up to 30 minutes before the start of the programs. Free to attend, registration required for Zoom link. REGISTER NOW >>
Visit www.maltzmuseum.org/MLK for more information and to register.
This day is generously sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Community Relations Committee. See a full list of our partners on the event webpage.