Abingdon & Bristol Events
MLK WALKING CHALLENGE & CONVERSATIONS
River’s Way is hosting a virtual walking challenge using the MapMyWalk app (by Under Armor) the entire month of January. In addition to the walking challenge, River’s Way will be facilitating group conversations around Dr. King and his teachings with local middle and high schoolers.
VIRTUAL COMMUNITY MLK DAY PROGRAM
Monday, January 17 – 2 pm
Join virtual MLK commemoration through YWCA website. “So even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.” For more information, visit www.ywcatnva.org/mlk2022/
BIRTHPLACE OF COUNTRY MUSIC MUSEUM
Thursday, January 6 – 12 pm
“Museum Talk” radio show with guest William Isom III, Black in Appalachia and East TN PBS. You can listen at 100.1FM on the dial, via the Radio Bristol app, or streaming online: https://birthplaceofcountrymusic.org/radio/listen-live/. The show will also be on the archives within an hour or two of airing: https://birthplaceofcountrymusic.org/event/museum-talk/2022-01-06/.
Tuesday, January 11 – 7pm
Speaker Series about Art as Work with AAME – Panelists include local artists and performers: Richard Graves (moderator), Leigh Ann Agee, Val Lyle, Cherylondra Fitzgerald, and Eugene Wolfe. This is a free event, currently to be held in-person at the museum AND via Zoom. Details can be found here: https://birthplaceofcountrymusic.org/event/virtual-speaker-series-hybrid-art-as-work-with-aame/.
Thursday, January 20 – 12 pm
Museum Talk” radio show will feature Richard Josey of Collective Journeys, a scholar and consultant who is partnering with the Virginia Association of Museums to evaluate and develop their Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion initiatives. You can listen live locally at 100.1FM, our website or listen at www.listenradiobristol.org or via Radio Bristol app. Archived show airs here: https://birthplaceofcountrymusic.org/event/museum-talk/2021-12-09/.
Through January 23
Special exhibit, The Way We Worked, on display through January 23. Smithsonian exhibit explores the history and nature of work in America over the last 150 years, and a supplementary display about local and regional work history. Exhibit features images and stories related to the types of work done in America over the years and workers’ rights and challenges and intersects with aspects of Black American history.
Contact Dr. Rene Rodgers firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information or to find out more about these events and resources, visiting the museum, and educational and public programming, visit https://www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org/.
Family Promise of Bristol and Hunt Memorial UMC Proverbs 3:27.
KING UNIVERSITY EVENTS
CANDLELIGHT PROGRAM- PRIOR TO LECTURE
Lee Street Baptist Church, prior to the 7 pm King Faith and Culture lecture. Program will be “brief” and consist of prayer, quotes, and music. Masks are Required.
Monday, January 17 – 7 pm
Lee St. Baptist Church, “Choosing Freedom & Courage in a Divided World.” International speaker and author, Natasha Sistrunk Robinson. For more information, contact Dr. Martin Dotterweich at email@example.com.
Masks are Required.
Tuesday, January 18 – 10 am
King University Memorial Chapel, “Beauty from Ashes: A Purpose & Call,” International speaker and author, Natasha Sistrunk Robinson. For more information, contact Dr. Martin Dotterweich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Masks are Required.
DRIVE BY VIRTUAL DAY OF SERVICE PROJECT OPPORTUNITIES
LECTURE SEGREGATION IN SOUTHWEST VA
Thursday, January 13 – 6 pm
St Thomas Episcopal Church hosts a presentation by Dr. Jerry Jones. Dr. Jones will discuss the history and culture of Southwest Virginia during the era of segregated schools and the concurrent Jim Crow mind-set which he describes in his book “Go and Come Again: Segregation, Tolerance, and Reflection: A Four-Generation African-American Educational Struggle.”
124 East Main Street. Masks required or view live stream:
MLK MARCH & PROGRAM
Saturday, January 15 – Beginning at 2 pm
2:00 pm: Gather at Abingdon’s Farmers Market
2:30 pm: March to remember Martin Luther King, Jr and the work for peace and justice. Begin at Abingdon’s Farmers Market/Main St.
Saturday, January 15th and beyond
Join the virtual MLK Celebration on APEC’s Facebook page @