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January 18, 2021 | Noon - 8:30 PM

A day of virtual programming to commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Programming includes readings from several of King’s works, live panels, and discussions on a variety of historical and present-day issues and topics, as well as multimedia and art from the Black Lives Matter: Silence Equals Violence exhibit. Converge Radio Presents We’re Still Dreaming beginning at 7 p.m. will pay tribute to the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with musical performances with readings of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech interspersed.

Interspersed throughout the day will be short discussions on the continued relevance of Martin Luther King Jr., musical presentations, and features of the artwork and artists of the Black Lives Matter: Silence equals violence art exhibit.
- 12:15 p.m.: A panel discussion about the history of the KKK in the Chippewa Valley and how it affects people today.
- 1 p.m.: Discussion about antisemitism and racism.
- 1:30 p.m.: Discussion of the Transformation Project.
- 2 p.m.: A panel discussion about race and religion.
- 3:45 p.m.: Discussion of Race, Civility, and the First Amendment.
- 5 p.m.: Discussion on the “ABCs of Racism."
- 6:30 p.m.: A message from UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt.
- 7 p.m. Converge Radio presents “We’re Still Dreaming,” with music and readings from local contributors.

This virtual event will be streamed on Perigon through Pablo Center and Facebook Live on the King Remembrance Program for Eau Claire WI Facebook page. Portions of this event will also be broadcast locally on Converge Radio, 101.9 FM.

This year’s Chippewa Valley Martin Luther King Remembrance Celebration is a collaboration between Uniting Bridges, Pablo Center at the Confluence, Converge Radio, the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire, the University of Wisconsin- Stout, the City of Eau Claire, and the City of Altoona.


Jan 18 2021 - 12:00pm to 8:30pm