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Dreaming While Awake

Dreaming While Awake: A Celebration and Reflection of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Contemporary Arts Center has created a wonderful celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr titled Dreaming While Awake. It will be a celebration and reflection of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that will explore the impact of Dr. King’s work on today’s civic movements and the artists who engage and advance them. Dreaming While Awake will take place January 16-18, 2021, and will offer virtual discussions, art exploration, and free gallery admission to the CAC located at 909 Camp Street in New Orleans. Learn more – HERE

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This special weekend will include youth programming, art activations, and an interactive altar and a culminating panel discussion. Dreaming While Awake Guests will explore the intersections of art and social justice while celebrating and interrogating a collective vision for the future. This special weekend of programming will cultivate connections and community while exercising the role of the art institution as a convener of civic and political engagement.

FREE GALLERY ADMISSION: JANUARY 16-18, 2021

In celebration of Dr. King’s legacy, admission to the CAC is free through the entire weekend: Saturday, January 16 through Monday, January 18 from 11 am to 5 pm. Gallery tickets must be reserved online in advance. Please review the CAC’s Health & Safety Guidelines, here, before your visit. ~ CAC website

 

CAC TEEN BOARD INSTAGRAM TAKEOVER

Sunday, January 17, 2021
11 am – 2 pm CDT on Instagram

Tune in to our Instagram stories as members of the CAC Teen Board share their reflections on art and social activism while exploring the exhibition Make America What America Must Become, An Exhibition of Gulf South Artists.

VIRTUAL DISCUSSION: “AND THE YOUTH SHALL LEAD:” PERSPECTIVES ON ART & LEADERSHIP

Sunday, January 17, 2021
2 pm – 3 pm CDT | Facebook Live

On Facebook Live, join the CAC for a virtual discussion hosted by CAC Teen Board members Renee AngererJustine Lelani Allen, and Monica Garcia, who will interview Make America What America Must Become artists Langston AllstonCaroline Sinders, and Derrick-Woods Morrow, about how art influences democracy and informs their artistic practices.

VIRTUAL PANEL: “ART AND ACTIVISM IN A DEMOCRATIC FUTURE”

MLK Day – Monday, January 18, 2021
2 pm – 3:30 pm CDT | Facebook Live

Dreaming While Awake culminates with a virtual panel discussion addressing the role of art, artists, and arts institutions in driving social change. Moderated by Dr. David Robinson Morris, panelists include: poet, writer, filmmaker and educator Kalamu Ya Salaam; CAC exhibition artists André FuquaShana M. griffin, and Ariel René Jackson; and CAC Executive Director George Scheer.

CAC TEEN BOARD INSTAGRAM TAKEOVER

Sunday, January 17, 2021
11 am – 2 pm CDT on Instagram

Tune in to our Instagram stories as members of the CAC Teen Board share their reflections on art and social activism while exploring the exhibition Make America What America Must Become, An Exhibition of Gulf South Artists.

VIRTUAL DISCUSSION: “AND THE YOUTH SHALL LEAD:” PERSPECTIVES ON ART & LEADERSHIP

Sunday, January 17, 2021
2 pm – 3 pm CDT | Facebook Live

On Facebook Live, join the CAC for a virtual discussion hosted by CAC Teen Board members Renee AngererJustine Lelani Allen, and Monica Garcia, who will interview Make America What America Must Become artists Langston AllstonCaroline Sinders, and Derrick-Woods Morrow, about how art influences democracy and informs their artistic practices.

CELEBRATE MLK WEEKEND WITH DJ RAJ SMOOVE

The CAC is excited to share DJ Raj Smoove’s specially-curated MLK Weekend playlist with you featuring songs and beats from the Civil Rights era and beyond. Called “The Greatest DJ in the World” by Lil Wayne, DJ Raj Smoove is the premier DJ in the New Orleans area, and holds residencies at the Foundation Room at House of Blues New Orleans and is on the air every Saturday night on 98.5 WYLD’s Saturday Night Live. Stay tuned to this space for the link to listen on Spotify.

New Orleans Local Calendar of Events.

New Orleans Local is your best resource for the latest events happening around the city. Whether you are looking for festivals, parties, theater, charity events or events for kids, we have everything you need to be in the “know.”  Our Calendar of Events welcomes any organization or business to submit events – HERE – to help let our community know what is happening around town. Everybody knows about Mardi Gras, but do they know about the latest charitable event, local marathons, holiday events, or reveillon dinners? Submit your event with a great photo, so we can let people know what events you want to help to promote in the New Orleans area.  Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!

 

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