It's That time of year: “Many Hands” Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration 2012!

MLK Day is less than a week away and we are shouting it from the bus stop...MLK Day at the bus stop

MLK Day at Union Project has been an annual event at Union Project for nearly a decade, where we invite community members into our space to celebrate one of Dr. King’s most profound concepts: “That everyone, regardless of race, age and religious beliefs has unique gifts to share that contribute to a better community; a community where everyone feels valued, included and respected.” Known as the “Beloved Community,” this vision forms the foundation of Union Project’s mission: to build community by facilitating programming in our space.

In past years we have created amazing works of mosaic art with partners like The Marilyn G. Rabb (MGR) Foundation, or made 1,000 birds photographed by Kristi Jan Hoover.  This year we will be collaborating with many area non profits and organizations to bring you "Many Hands". Among the many activities going on in our space will be a our first peace parade beginning at the Kelly-Strayhorne theater, a collaborative mosaic project, story-telling and a book give-away, and our traditional community meal, prepared by the "many hands" of people in our community.  We will even be joined by the Steel City Hoop Union, AND The Civil Action Movement, who will be working through out the day to produce Chalk board street art, posing the question "What is your dream?" based on work of the artist Candy Chang

 So join us again for this family friendly event, and celebrate the "beloved community" we strive to build  in Dr. King's legacy every day.