Black History Month
Movie Screening and Craft
Monday, Feb. 20th from 2-4 pm at Virginia Down Syndrome’s Activity room
This program is part of the 21 Shades (Black Family Support Group)
Screening of the animated Movie: Our Friend Martin, an adventure inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.
What begins as a routine class project for a diverse group of sixth-graders turns into a magical, time-traveling adventure they’ll never forget! Authentic historical footage of Martin Luther King Jr. is blended with colorful animation as the students learn about – and actually meet – the civil rights leader who challenged all Americans to turn his dream of freedom into reality. Produced in association with the King family, “Our Friend, Martin” features an unprecedented all-star voice cast and a hot hit soundtrack with music performed by top contemporary artists and classic Motown greats. It’s a fun, new way for your family to share Dr. King’s inspiring message of hope and courage that changed the course of our nation’s history.
During the movie, there will be crafts honoring Black Leaders.
21 Shades of Virginial Black Family Support Group.. The group, 21 shades of Virginia, is a support group created after an expressed need in support of families expecting or raising a Black/interracial child with Down Syndrome. The purpose of this monthly group is to create a safe space for the Black Community to network, collaborate, create and share information while building meaningful connections.