Jan
20
Mon
King in the Wilderness @ Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts for a free public screening of the critically acclaimed documentary King in the Wilderness, which examines the last three years of Dr. King’s life and his continuing belief in nonviolent political action in the face of the Black Power movement and his opposition to the Vietnam War in the face of fierce criticism from former allies including President Lyndon Johnson.

The screening is part of the Coralville Public Library’s Martin Luther King Day Observance and is jointly sponsored by the Coralville Public Library and the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.

Looking for more ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day?  In the morning, join the 2020 MLK Day of Service. Find service projects from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at various locations on the 2020 MLK Day of Service volunteer page.  After the movie King in the Wilderness, join us at 5:00 pm in the Coralville Public Library’s Rotunda for a public reading of Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream Speech”.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance @ Coralville Public Library
Jan 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Coralville Public Library will present a public reading of Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream Speech” at 5 pm on Monday, January 20 in the Library Rotunda. Readers will include State Senator Zach Wahls, Johnson County Supervisor Royceann Porter, Library Board member Debbie Hatz, Iowa City Community School District board member JP Claussen, Rabbi Esther Hugenholtz from the Agudas Achim synagogue, Paola Jaramillo Guayara from the Coralville Food Pantry, and a variety of other representatives from local government, library partners, and community groups who work to make Dr. King’s vision a reality.

The Library will be open throughout the day in keeping with our mission as a community center serving a diverse population as a resource for leisure, knowledge and learning, and patrons will be invited to share their dreams for a more just and peaceful world at the Annie Gill Craft Table.

Looking for more ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day?  In the morning, join the 2020 MLK Day of Service. Find service projects from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at various locations in Iowa City on the 2020 MLK Day of Service volunteer page.  In the afternoon, at 2:00 pm, join us at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts for a free screening of the documentary King in the Wilderness which examines the last three years of Dr. King’s life.