“WE RISE TOGETHER” MLK 2020

The State of Wisconsin Commemorates
The 40th Annual “Tribute & Ceremony”
Honoring
Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Noon, Monday, January 20, 2020
State Capitol Rotunda in Madison.

This historic ceremony themed “We Rise Together” is open to all and will be simulcast live on W.O.R.T. Madison Community Sponsored Radio, Wisconsin Public Radio, www.wpr.org, Wisconsin Public Television, www.wpt.org – and live-streamed on wpt.org.  The one-hour highlights broadcast will air on the main channel at 9 pm.

The program in words and music, will center on how we might rise together to foster a more inclusive, celebratory and welcoming world view of others who are different as a pathway to reducing human hatred here at home and around the world.

The occasion will include a noted guest speaker (to be announced at a later date), the presentation of the Wisconsin State Proclamation
honoring Dr. King and, the announcement of Wisconsin’s 2020 MLK Heritage Awards.

“Sisters In Song”
In addition to the noon event, other events will be announced, including the gospel concert “Sisters In Song”.  The date, time and location of this evening concert will feature appearances by soloists, ensembles and the all women’s Wisconsin MLK Mass Choir in tribute to the role of gospel music created and sustained by women during the Civil Rights Movement and beyond.  Rehearsal dates, times and location will be posted here in the coming months.

This 2020 Africasong.org event is produced and directed by Dr. Jonathan Overby.

-As the production takes shape more details will be posted here-