A celebration of youth non-violence will be held at Washington National Cathedral on Monday January 15, 2-4 p. m. to commemorate the life and ministry of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sister Helen Prejean, author of the bestseller Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States will speak and sign her book.
Recording artist Bomani Armah will lead an innovative presentation using hip-hop music and other elements of popular culture as a tool for positive change. Chris Bacon, subject of the award-winning documentary,
Blue Line: Destination Christylez will appear with Armah.
The event will also feature the Urban Nation H.I.P.-H.O.P. Choir of Washington. Focusing on the acronym H.I.P.-H.O.P. (Hope, Integrity, Power—Helping Our People), the choir’s mission is to channel the creative and artistic energies of a targeted group of youth into a dynamic, structured ensemble that will foster excellence
in all facets of their lives.
The event is free. For more information visit www.nationalcathedral.org/mlk