Multi-media project Beloved Community to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

2008-01-23

 Binghamton University will honor the late Martin Luther King Jr. with a multi-media project and performance by flutist and producer Pamela Whitman.  This event, which is free and open to the public, will start at 6 p.m. Friday, February 1, at the University Downtown Center located at 67 Washington Street.

The celebration will kick-off with a performance by Whitman, who will invite community members to take part in a multi-media project titled “Beloved Community-The Art of Living Dr. Martin Luther King Junior’s Dream.”  Audience members will be invited to participate in the project by photographing their vision of aBeloved Community here in Binghamton. These University and community participants will be given cameras to document their vision, which Whitman will then process and integrate into the project, to be unveiled on April 4 during a concert at Binghamton’s West Middle School Theater.

These events are being held to coincide with the national campaign “A Season for Nonviolence” which runs from January 30-April 4.  The 64-day international event was inspired by the 50th and 30th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and their vision of an empowered nonviolent world.           

Whitman is internationally recognized for bringing together people and cultures through her visionary style of interdisciplinary music making.  For more information about Whitman visit, www.pamelawhitman.com

For more information about the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, contact the Multicultural Resource Center at 607-777-4472.

Last Updated: 9/17/13