Join Isis Storm to Celebrate MLK Life and Legacy: Mon, January 17 in Woonsocket, RI

10 Jan

Monday, January 17, 2011

Isis Storm Performs at
9th Annual MLK Day Woonsocket

(with 5th Elament, B-mor 7, and Michelle Cruz
among a host of other performers)

1pm – 2pm
Rice around the World
Sample rice dishes from different cultures in celebration of unity

2:00 – 6:00 PM
Stadium Theatre
28 Monument Sq
Woonsocket, RI 02895

Organizations are invited to attend – and participate – by setting up at the event’s resource center, sending volunteers, and/or providing materials to inform the community services and opportunities.  Learn more here, in the Community Resource letter, below in the press release, or by contacting Vimala Phongsavanh: 401-762-0993 x232, vphongsavanh@wndc.org.

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NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley to host 9th annual MLK Day Celebration at Stadium Theatre

Woonsocket – NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley, a local nonprofit community development corporation, has been awarded a $10,000 grant by the Citizens Bank Foundation to host the 9th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration on Monday January 17th in Woonsocket. The celebration is also a site for the 13th Annual Funda Fest presented by the Rhode Island Black Storytellers.

In partnership with St. James Baptist Church, this year’s event will begin at 11am with a day of service projects in various parts of the community including providing soup and sandwiches to the general public. The second part of the day will begin at 2pm and will include a celebration in the heart of the city at the historic Stadium Theatre, performances conclude at 6pm. The event is free and open to all ages.

This year the theme of the event is “What Are You Doing for Others?” to remind the community that the legacy of Dr. King was not only about his tremendous work during the Civil Rights Movement but also about his life, his wisdom, and most notably his service to others.

Service projects will include volunteering in the community at locations in need such as soup kitchens, senior housing, and individual homes. The celebration at the Stadium Theatre will embrace the history of the Civil Rights Movement in Woonsocket through storytelling by Raffini and performances to illustrate Dr. King’s message of service to others.

Performances will include dance and theatre, jazz, gospel, folk, hip-hop, African drumming, spoken word, and pop.  The list of confirmed performers include Woonsocket High School Theatre Arts and Dance, Noel Pincince, Kim Trusty, Marlon Carey, Rudy Cabrera, Michelle Cruz, B-Mor 7, 5th Elament, Armondo Silva, local youth groups, and the Woonsocket Community Choir will open and close the event. Samples of “Rice Around the World” will be served by students from the Woonsocket Area and Career Technical Center. Beverages and popcorn will be served to attendees.

Other partnering organizations include RiverzEdge Arts Project, YWCA of Northern RI, Woonsocket Prevention Coalition, Connecting for Children & Families, St. James Baptist Church, Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless, the Woonsocket Education Department, and Isis Storm, a RI-based collective of female musicians, writers and artists.

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