MLK Event: “Quilted Conversations: Materializing Civil and Human Rights”

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

MSU Museum Martin Luther King Jr. Reception

A Martin Luther King Jr. Day opening reception and student performance for “Quilted Conversations: Materializing Civil and Human Rights” will be held at 4 p.m.

Monday at the MSU Museum, W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. The event will also feature an original poem entitled “Three States of Reality.” Open to MSU college students, local high school students, faculty, staff and community members.

Quilted Conversations: Materializing Civil and Human Rights grew out of a collaborative community engagement project that uses quiltmaking as a platform to raise awareness about civil and human rights issues. Through community created quilt blocks and quilts from the MSU Museum’s collection, Quilted Conversations demonstrates how creativity can foster community building, civic dialogue, and ultimately civic engagement. It connects contemporary community efforts with Martin Luther King’s work with communities.

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