Beyond the Hero and the Holiday -- A Storytelling Celebration of the Historical Movement that gave us Dr. King, and a Critical Examination of Where We Stand Today as a Nation
Monday January 15, 2018: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Westgate Branch: West Side Room
Grade 9 - Adult
Adults and teens can honor and celebrate the meaning of Martin Luther King Jr. Day with nationally acclaimed storyteller La'Ron Williams. La’Ron Williams shares both original and traditional tales that appeal to a wide range of ages and social backgrounds. His energetic, music-spiced presentations are always fun, highly participatory, educational and entertaining. Every program is specifically designed to promote diversity, foster community building, encourage peaceful conflict resolution and teach a host of “pro-social” skills, including empathy, self-expression and attentive listening. Williams has received high praise for his skill at presenting diversity workshops for adults, helping participants understand the nature of “invisible” bias and moving beyond the emotional stumbling blocks that prevent us from taking collective responsibility for creating a just and equitable society.