NMC celebrates MLK, Black History Month with Embrace the Dream programming

TRAVERSE CITY— Northwestern Michigan College kicks off its 2024 Embrace the Dream programming, a series of events marking Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month, on January 15.

Planned events include the following. A complete calendar of events, including events at other community locations, is available and will be updated at nmc.edu/embrace-the-dream.

January 15 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day:)

  • Free admission to the Dennos Museum Center, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Building Bridges with Music presents a Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance Day show, livestreamed at both the Dennos Museum Center and the Alluvion at 7 p.m. NMC Cantus Children's Choir and NMC Chamber Singers will perform along with other artists and musicians. Free ticketed event. Go to mynorthtickets.com for tickets. 

January 18 Free screening of Razing Liberty Square 4 p.m., Dutmers Theater inside Dennos Museum Center. Free ticketed event.

January 31 Third annual 'Embrace the Dream' read-aloud and craft event, 5-6:30 p.m., NMC Library
Kids in preschool through sixth grade are invited to the library, located on the second level of the Timothy J. Nelson Innovation Center, to read, craft, and receive a free book. Accompanying adults are invited to join in or find a space in the building to relax while kids read and craft. Free and open to the public.

Sunday, February 11, 1–3 p.m. Second Sunday Art Project - Embrace the Dream Get inspired by the watercolor work of Caldecott honor recipient E.B. Lewis who thoughtfully illustrates narratives of the African American experience for children's books and create your own watercolor work. Join the fun for free with the price of Dennos Museum Center admission!

Thursday, February 22, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. A Food for the Soul buffet will be served in the Hawk Owl Café. Open to the public. $14. 

Friday, February 23, 7 p.m. Straight Ahead concert in Milliken Auditorium inside the Dennos Museum Center. The Detroit-based all-female jazz ensemble has received multiple Grammy nominations and toured the world. Tickets $25-$35.

For more information visit nmc.edu/embrace-the-dream.


Release Date: January 10, 2024

For More Information:

Cari Noga
Communications Director
(231) 392-1800 (Call or text)

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