Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Memorial Celebration

At The Stone Soup Café, we truly believe that “Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve”. On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Weekend of Service, we commemorate the life of Dr. King and reflect on his dream for equality and civil rights for all people. We recognize that the iconic civil rights leader’s passionate and persistent fight for equality and against discrimination paved the way for the all members of the community to advance and persevere in our ongoing fight for equality, rights, and inclusion.

Schedule

Saturday January 18:

12:00 – 1:30 pm
Lunch Provided by Stone Soup Café

 

2:00 – 4:00 pm
“Shorten the Line: Changing the Story About Hunger”
Franklin County Task Force

When we look for the root causes of hunger in America we often face the same type of name calling. This workshop dares to look at the root causes of hunger and ask the questions that will help us change the narrative about hunger in our community.

Join Andy and Justin from The Franklin County Hunger Task Force who created this interactive discussion adapted from the book “Big Hunger” by Andrew Fisher. This workshop dares to look at the root causes of hunger and ask the questions that will help us change the narrative about hunger in our community.

 

4:00 – 5:00 pm
Resource and Networking Fair:

Join Community Health Center of Franklin County, Tapestry Health, The United Arc, Poor People’s Campaign, Stone Soup Café, Community Action Pioneer Valley Center for Self Reliance, Hunger Task Force of Franklin County as we share knowledge, resources, and support.

 

5:30 – 7:00 pm
Dinner Provided by Stone Soup Café

 

7:30 – 9:00 pm
“Never Enough: Songs of Peace, Love, and Freedom”:
Gloria Matlock & Michael Nix
Held in the upper sanctuary of All Soul’s Church

If you haven’t heard this powerful trio of drum, banjo, and keyboard play as Gloria’s powerful vocals reach into the centuries old tradition of African American song, you are in for a treat!

 

Sunday January 19:

2:00 – 3:30 pm
“We Cried Power”:
A Documentary of the Poor People’s Campaign

We Cried Power tells the story of a bold new social movement to end poverty in the United States, led by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis. 140 million 1 people in the United States are poor or low-wealth. In the wealthiest society in human history, nearly half of the population lives in poverty or is struggling to make ends meet and cannot afford a $400 emergency.

 

3:30 – 5:30 pm
Poor People’s Campaign Discussion and Sing Along Meeting

 

5:30 – 7:00 pm
Dinner Provided by Stone Soup Café