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Event pick of the week: Woke Dreams at the CAC
When: Monday, January 20 from 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Where: Contemporary Arts Center (900 Camp Street) Cost: Free and open to the public
What: The CAC and The Helis Foundation are hosting Woke Dreams, a reflective celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s 91st birthday, Woke Dreams will explore Dr. King’s legacy, today’s social movements, and the role that art plays in advancing activism and social justice. Activities include artist Jose Cotto’s cultivating history, documenting dreams project to capture intimate one-on-one portraits of individuals and their dreams; a memorial altar installation by Jet Costello and resident art collective Les Femmes Féroces to honor murdered Trans women from across the country; “When Oppressed, Knowledge Endures: WOKE,” a curated set by DJ Raj Smoove; and a multi-generational and multi-disciplinary panel discussion exploring the impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on today’s civic activism.
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