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We Are the Dream – Film Screening
January 13, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Every year in Oakland, CA, hundreds of pre-K through 12th grade students compete in the Martin Luther King Oratorical Festival, performing a mix of published and original poetry and speeches. We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest chronicles the months leading up to the finals of the 40th annual festival, as schools across the city send their top-placing individuals and groups to compete in the event. Showcasing a multitude of student voices, the film follows the contestants from rehearsals through dis- trict semifinals and, ultimately, to the finals where they perform in front of hundreds, speaking from the heart and paying tribute to the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Tickets are available through Marshall Artists Series at www.marshallartistsseries.org and 304-696-6656.