EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dr. King’s Holiday – Monday, January 21, 2019 – is a chance to bring attention to his vision of building the Beloved Community. There is a National Day of Service that encourages individual and collective acts of volunteering. In the spirit of this national effort, The Unitarian Society is hosting this event which will honor Dr. King’s legacy by providing the community a daylong event, “How to be an Upstander,” a chance for participants to learn how to interrupt hate.
The Unitarian Scoiety is located at 176 Tices Lane in East Brunswick. The event begins at 10:00 am. It is free, but donations are accepted.
10am Welcome and Introduction to the Day
10:15 Meta Theatre Company - dramatic, interactive
12:15 Community Lunch (chili & cornbread - veggie, vegan and non-veggie options)
1:00 Exploring & Practicing Interrupting – Sempai Elena Waldman
2:45 Coming Together & Closing
Folks are encouraged to come to any one or all parts of the day. Space is limited to about 90 participants. Tickets are free but you must register for one at the link included here. We welcome community co-sponsors – financial help to cover costs, volunteers on the day (set up/clean up), and getting the word out.
• Sempai Elena Waldman, martial arts teacher and trainer; provided Upstander (sometimes called “bystander intervention”)
Meta Theatre Company “creates live performance for communities to share experiences, heal and grow. MTC’s mission is to create theatre about the issues of white privilege, race, class, gender and sexual orientation, and help audiences create social change in their communities.”