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Martin Luther King Festival

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Martin Luther King Festival

Time: January 15, 2011 from 1pm to 5pm
Location: Philip Tarro Theater, Skagit Valley College
Street: College Way and Laventure
City/Town: Mount Vernon, WA
Phone: 360-428-7929
Event Type: public, dialog
Organized By: MLK Committee -- 2011
Latest Activity: Dec 26, 2010

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Event Description

The New Civil Rights Movement:
Dismantling Corporate Rule



Living Voices -- The Right to Dream: A Multimedia Dramatization of the Winning of the Civil Rights Movement

Thomas Linzey -- Building a New Civil Rights Movement: Liberating Community Self-Government by Challenging Corporate Rights

Elizabeth Walker -- The Natural Step:  Community Visioning as if People and Nature Mattered

Ernest Tutt -- Beyond Vietnam: Martin Luther King's clarion call for a radical revolution of values away from the "giant triplets of racism, militarism and economic exploitation."


Introducing the Presenters

Living Voices: Living Voices delivers a unique combination of theater, video, and live interaction that creates a high impact experience and an unforgettable journey through history.

Thomas Linzey: As founder of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, Thomas Linzey has advised communities throughout the United States on how to assert their right to local self-government and the rights of nature. Most recently, he was the legal advisor to the City of Pittsburgh as it combated the practice of natural gas fracking, which spreads natural gas and fracking chemicals into the ground water. The resulting ordinance bans fracking, denies legal personhood to corporations seeking to engage in fracking, and acknowledges the rights of nature.

Elizabeth Walker: A sustainability strategist and change agent, Elizabeth Walker offers a wide variety of services such as group facilitation, community engagement, sustainability plan development and  introductions to the internationally acclaimed Natural Step community visioning method.

Ernest Tutt: A professor of communications at Skagit Valley College, Mr. Tutt is noted for his stunning and dramatic portrayals of black orators such as Frederick Douglass, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King.

Suggested donations
General: $10 – Students: $5
No one turned away

Co-sponsored by People for a Peaceable Planet and Calling All Colors, a student club at Skagit Valley College, in partnership with KSVR


With the motto of “Developing Unity Through Diversity,” Calling All Colors is a student club at Skagit Valley College formed for fun and friendship, cultural programs, and opportunities for community service and leadership. It provides an environment of inclusion that encourages members to become successful leaders.

KSVR is the student-operated radio station at Skagit Valley College (FM 91.7). It aims to provide a variety of viewpoints not easily available in mainstream media, to provide access for students and community volunteers for training to produce radio programming, and to reach local populations which are served little by conventional media in our area.

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