Monday, January 19, 2015

MLK, Jr. Day in San Francisco at Yerba Buena Center

2015 MLK Jr. Celebration & Free Museum Day | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Monday, January 19, 2015 - All Day | Cost: FREE
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts | 701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA

2015 MLK Jr. Celebration & Free Museum Day | Yerba Buena Center for the ArtsEvery year on the third Monday in January, over 15,000 attendees come to San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Gardens to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.
2015 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration
Monday, January 19, 2015 | 11 am to 5 pm
YBCA, 701 Mission St., San Francisco
The 2015 celebration will host events for all ages including:
  • The Annual MLK March
  • Commemorative programs and conversations with civil rights luminaries and national personalities
  • Inaugural 2015 Black Comix Arts Festival
  • 2015 MLK Health and Wellness Festival (held in the Forum at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts: Doors open at 11 am)
  • 2015 Liberation Film Festival Screenings
  • 2015 Children’s Discovery Hunt
2015 Black Comix Arts Festival
This is the inaugural year for the Black Comix Arts Festival at MLK2015. BCAF’s mission is to celebrate the creativity and subjectivity of African Americans in the comic arts and popular visual culture, and it includes a grand exposition, kids activities, special guest artist presentations, a film screening, cosplay events and much more.
BCAF begins on Sunday, January 18 at 2 pm at the San Francisco Public Library’s Main Library and continues on Monday, January 19, with screenings beginning at 10 am and the BCAF Expo at noon at City View at Metreon.
2015 MLK Jr. Conversations | 11 am start
All conversations are free, with limited seating.
The 2015 MLK Conversations are scheduled to feature reflections from civic and political luminaries and conversations with noted authors, film makers, and commentators. This year features a great schedule of conversations for celebrants.
2015 Liberation Film Festival | 10 am to 6 pm
All screenings are free, with limited theater seating on a first-come first-serve basis.
2015 marks the fourth annual Liberation Film Festival (LFF) and will feature human interest and civil rights documentaries and conversations. LFF runs is scheduled for screening in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater and Screening Room, the Freedom Theater at the Museum of the African Diaspora, and the Creativity Theater. LFF is dedicated to bringing short-format cinema and human interest documentaries to the public through innovative programs designed to engage new and diverse audiences.

Marvin X and special assistant Samantha Akwei at MLK, Jr. b day in SF. She is a Spelman graduate and poet who grew up in Harlem. Ms Akwei, part Ghanaian, she works in Oakland. 
photo South Park Kenny Johnson

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