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Rothko Chapel to hold events for MLK Day

January 9, 2019

Rothko Chapel will hold two events in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., on his birthday, Jan. 15, and on the holiday, Monday, Jan. 21.

In honor of the life and work of the Rev. Dr. King, the Chapel will host a conversation on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. between civil rights activist and organizer Rev. Dr. Bernard LaFayette Jr. and Former Indian Ambassador Nirupama Rao exploring the influence of Mahatma Gandhi on Dr. King, moderated by Melanie Lawson.

The program features opening remarks by Mayor Sylvester Turner and Consul General of India, Dr. Anupam Ray. This program coincides with the Houston-wide Gandhi Sesquicentennial Celebration in partnership with the Mahatma Gandhi Library-Houston.

A performance by Indrajit Banerjee (sitar) and Shantilal Shah (tabla) will take place from 6:30-7pm during seating for the event. A performance by the Phillip Hall Singers will conclude the program.

Register online for the event at www.rothkochapel.org/experience/events/register/1558. This event is pay what you can. The suggested contribution is $20.

On Monday, Jan. 21, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Rothko Chapel will have audio installations of his speeches throughout the day, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Come listen to the quiet of the Chapel resonate with Martin Luther King Jr.’s voice. This event is free and open to the public.

Rothko Chapel is located at 1409 Sul Ross St, Houston. For more information visit www.rothkochapel.org.

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