Free admission (all visitors, all hours)
BAM will host the free annual “Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” on Monday, January 21, starting at 10:30am in the Howard Gilman Opera House. The celebration will bring together artists and civic leaders that will commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. King. The 33rd edition will feature activist and policy maker Tarana Burke as keynote speaker. Founder of the Me Too movement and currently the senior director for Girls for Gender Equity, Burke has dedicated her life to social justice work for those who experienced sexual trauma or harassment. By focusing on the survivors, she addresses issues of respect, dignity, and power dynamics in schools, workplaces and politics. The tribute features music performances by Oddisee & Good Company and The Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir. Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams will serve as the master of ceremony. The day’s events include a film screening of Peter Bratt’s “Dolores,” and the annual community art exhibition, “Picture the Dream,” featuring works by students from the New York City Housing Authority. All tribute events are free.