CELEBRATION | Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service

January 17, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Zoom Room

Due to increased health and safety precautions, this day of programming will now be held virtually.

MoAD will celebrate the national observance of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday  with FREE virtual family-friendly programming. Come together on this Day of Service to celebrate the life and achievements of one of our nation’s greatest heroes. Register to join on zoom here. This link will be used for the first three events in the schedule below. There is a separate zoom link for the Filmmaker discussion with Stanley Nelson.


12-1pm Authors in Conversation | FREEDOM! The Story of the Black Panther Party
A discussion of FREEDOM! THE STORY OF THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY with authors Jetta Grace Martin and Waldo Martin, moderated by Ula Taylor. This new book, aimed at Young Adult Readers, tells the story of the revolutionary Black Panther Party — meticulously researched, thrillingly written and filled with incredible photographs throughout.


2-3:15pm Art As We See It | Civil Rights Through Art and Music
MoAD Docents present pairings of art from publicly accessible archives and music of the American Civil Rights Era. Art as We See It is a departure from traditional museum docent tours. We invite you to join this informal conversation via chat as we discuss this seminal period in American history through the lens of visual and audio art forms.


3:30-4pm Art Workshop | Silhouettes

MoAD invites you to join a 30-minute guided silhouette shading workshop. This workshop is ideal for ages 5 and up, and you do not have to possess any artistic skills to participate. For inspiration, we will look at selected works of Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett, Romare Bearden, and Kara Walker, and learn the basics of shading and blending to explore value in outline drawing. For the workshop you will need the following:

  • A dull pencil
  • An eraser
  • A pair of scissors
  • Magazine or newspaper with images to cut out
  • Two sheets of plain white paper (8.5” x 11” or larger)
  • Two Q-tips or cotton swabs or a piece of paper towel


4-5pm Filmmaker Discussion | ATTICA with Co-Directors Stanley Nelson and Traci A. Curry


Join us for a special MLK Day conversation with award-winning filmmakers Stanley Nelson and Traci A. Curry about their documentary ATTICA, shortlisted for the Academy Award Documentary Feature nominations. Co-Directors Stanley Nelson and Traci A. Curry will be in conversation with filmmakers Peter Nicks and Jon Else.

We will not be screening ATTICA. You can watch the film in advance of the conversation on YouTube here.

Learn more about MLK celebrations in the Yerba Buena neighborhood here.