Mayor Brian Arrigo announced this week that Revere will observe Martin Luther King, Jr., Day with “A Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.,” a multifaceted presentation that is a collaboration between Revere Public Schools and the City of Revere’s Human Rights Commission – featuring music, discussion and dynamic performance. The program theme highlights King’s legacy and extraordinary contributions to the Civil Rights Movement and the advancement of social justice and human rights.
“The work of our Human Rights Commission is rooted in celebrating and advancing the strength of our city’s diversity,” said Mayor Arrigo. “Through this coordinated city-wide effort we can use Martin Luther King’s legacy as an opportunity to lift the spirit of humanity across our city as we recognize the power of our differences in making progress for the future.”
On Monday, January 17 at 6:00 p.m., the citywide tribute will be streamed on RevereTV and online through YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/reveretv) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/reveretv). The Revere High School Drama Club will recite Dr. King’s immortal “I Have A Dream” and the poem recited at the 2021 Presidential Inauguration by Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, “The Hill We Climb.” Members of the Revere High School Equity Advisory Board will host a panel discussion focusing on the District’s equity work and how they are influenced by Dr. King’s history. The program will also include students from the Rumney Marsh Academy Music Ensemble performing the National Anthem, and fourth-graders from the Hill School will sing “Winter Song” by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson.