MLK JR. Open Book

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
CultureALL is proud to host a special Open Book event in conjunction with the YMCA’s 8th Annual Prayer Breakfast in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Monday, January 18, 2021 / 10am - Noon
Drake University’s Knapp Center

Open Book is a unique project that creates connections and builds social cohesion through story sharing about things that matter to individuals and the community at large. Community members with a wide range of life experiences will share stories about facing inequality, injustice, bias, and personal challenges. Participants (“books” and “readers”) will discover they have much in common despite their differences, and the experience will trigger new, positive connections.

Featured books for this event include:

  • Are you Really a Doctor? by Dr. Jacqueline Thompson
  • Renouncing Hate by Anthony Stevens
  • Unquenchable Thirst for Knowledge by Josie Shaw
  • Intelligent Idiot by Eric Idehen
  • Echoes from the Ghetto by Lenny Bell

Learn more about the Martin Luther King Prayer Breakfast at the YMCA of Greater Des Moines.

CultureALL believes that sharing the cultural richness of our community with others will elevate our society and the quality of life for all.