This is the 4th year that ECHO has invited the IAA students to be part of their MLK Day Celebration.
- We will sing 2 songs, one with students from our "sister" school, the Sustainability Academy.
- Our portion of the performances will start at 11:30am.
- Admission will be free for the day.
- Shuttle busses will be running every 20 minutes between ECHO, SA and the IAA.
- Students who would like to ride the bus from IAA should meet at 10:15 at the IAA to leave at 10:30 to go to the ECHO Center.
- If you are meeting us at the ECHO Center, students should arrive no later than 11:00 to warm-up before our songs.
- We will return on the 1:00 bus, arriving back to the IAA around 1:30 on Monday afternoon.
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: My Brother’s Keeper
Monday, January 16, 2017
|10:30 a.m.||Children in the Civil Rights Movement|
|11:30 a.m.||Celebration Honoring Dr. King Part 1|
|12:30 p.m.||Celebration Honoring Dr. King Part 2|
|1:15 p.m.||Understanding Implicit Bias Workshop|
|2:00 p.m.||My Brother's Keeper Youth Panel|
|3:00 p.m.||Civil Rights Panel: A Vision for Civil Rights in Vermont|
10:30 a.m. - Children in the Civil Rights Movement with The Peace & Justice CenterExplore the planning and implementation of the Children's March of 1963 in Birmingham, AL. In between watching age appropriate excerpts from Mighty Times: The Children's March, participants of all ages will explore Kingian Nonviolence through discussion and song.
11:30 a.m. - Celebration Honoring Dr. King Part 1, featuring:An introduction by Mayor Miro Weinberger
Students from Hunt Middle School, The Integrated Arts Academy, & The Sustainability Academy
Muslim Girls Making Change, a youth led group created by Hawa Adam, Kiran Waqar, Lena Ginawi, and Balkisa Abdikadir. Tired of having their voices shut out or ignored by an older generation, they turned to slam poetry to be heard and make a change.
Africa Jamono, a West African drumming group that immerses audiences in the culture and rhythms of Senegal, Mali, Ghana, and Mauritania. Its members work to raise awareness of West African culture through music, dance, and art display.
12:30 p.m. - Celebration Honoring Dr. King Part 2 (for mature audiences), featuring:Burlington High School Dance Team, a fabulous student-led team of talented dancers that incorporates choreography from various styles of dance and movement. The team was formed this year, giving students a space to dance, learn together, and perform. Its members include: Zanevia Glosson, Medine Nifasha, Ophelia Keefe, Robbie Mafuta, Bety Mayani Rita Niyimpaye, Savun Souvanhna, Liliana Venner, Asia Vo, and Cecile Yangambi.
Rajnii Eddins, a spoken word artist, singer, and activist who works to make a difference in every life that crosses his. He has been performing poetry, engaging diverse audiences, and coaching young performers for more than 20 years.
1:15 p.m. - Understanding Implicit Bias with the City of Burlington CEDO's AmeriCorps State TeamJoin the City of Burlington's CEDO AmeriCorps State team as they explore how to overcome subconscious bias by moving towards our discomfort, rather than away. We will watch a powerful video that unpacks bias and then take a self-test to examine our own attitudes and bias.
2:00 p.m. - My Brother's Keeper Youth Panel facilitated by CEDO's AmeriCorps State TeamAn introduction by Superintendent Yaw Obeng
Join a group of inspiring youth leaders as they reflect about their work in diversity, inclusion, and youth empowerment. They will share insights about the importance of education, handling success under pressure, overcoming racism, and sharpening job skills during this illuminating panel discussion.
3:00 p.m. - Civil Rights Panel: A Vision for Civil Rights in Vermont facilitated by The Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource CenterEvery year The Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center organizes a community speak-out and panel discussion as part of its Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembrance. This year's panel will reflect on the Civil Rights era's legacy and offer a vision for civil rights in Vermont.
Marching Figures Craft, a collective art project inspired by the Children's Crusade in Birmingham, AL in 1963. Participants create small versions of themselves and declare something they would be willing to march on behalf of. The collected figures create a mini-march.
I Have a Dream Tiles, an activity inspired by the Global Peace Tiles projects. After reflecting on the value that MLK stood for, participants create a mini mixed-media mural that reflects their vision or"dream" for our community's future.
Census Response Wall, an activity in which visitors are asked to share on a response wall their reactions to information about how US Census questions regarding race has changed from 1790 - 2000.
Live Painting, local artist Francoise Manishim will be creating a live event painting to capture the day's event.