The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre and Read And Write Kalamazoo (RAWK) are teaming up to honor MLK Day 2022 by celebrating and amplifying youth voices!
We're inviting Kalamazoo County youth in grades 4th-12th to join us for a 4-part workshop series to write, edit, polish, and perform their own monologues inspired by Martin Luther King Jr., our historical struggles for civil rights, and our community MLK Day theme - the time is always right to do what is right.
To ensure COVID safety and to bolster access, this workshop series will be entirely virtual and take place through Google Classroom.
- Writers will meet virtually with RAWK and Civic staff and volunteers on Wednesdays, November 17th, December 1st, December 15th, and January 5th at 6:00 PM. Recording will take place by appointment throughout the week of January 10th-14th.
- The group's finished performance will be available to stream on MLK Day, Monday, January 17th.
RAWK and the Civic strongly value the thoughts, feelings, and lived experiences of the youth of our communities and we are dedicated to supporting them in expressing themselves fully and authentically throughout this workshop process. We recognize that youth will be exploring heavy topics and their words may at times be challenging for some listeners but we are committed to holding space for youth to express themselves free from censorship.