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FREE Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Concert and Discussion

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209 Ashmont Street

Boston, MA 02124

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A community event celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through music, spoken word, and discussion. Featuring the nationally recognized student musicians from Project STEP, a non-profit classical music program for students of color. Refreshments following the event in the Parish Hall. We would like to direct you to check the weather and our website projectstep.orgon the day of the event as there is a prospective winter storm advisory. Project STEP will note on the homepage of our website if the event is canceled and of any reschedule date. Thank you.

Guest Speaker: Reverend Mark V. Scott
Student Speaker : Amyr Ahmad
Master of Ceremonies: Corey Manning
Vocals: Pastor Natasha Sewell
Spoken Word: Mallory St. Brice (AKA Rosebaby) and Dr. Stephen D. Alkins (AKA 3rd Knowledge)
Music: Project STEP

FREE and open to the public. Donations encouraged. Refreshments following the event. - MBTA Red Line Ashmont Street | Parking on site.

About Reverend V. Scott:
In addition to serving as Associate Pastor at Azusa Christian Community in Dorchester, Rev. Scott is currently the Program Director of Trauma Response and Recovery at the Boston Public Health Commission. There he oversees the Boston Public Health Commission’s support of residents and communities in their ability to heal following a traumatic events. His mission is to break the cycle of violence and to support those who are impacted by traumatic events. Previously, Rev. Scott was Director of Community Partnerships for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America where he developed a nationwide mentoring program for children of prisoners. Formerly, Rev. Scott also served as the Associate Director for Outreach as a part of the White House, the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives in the George W. Bush administration.

About Corey Manning:
Corey Manning has opened for Tracy Morgan, appeared on Family Feud with Steve Harvey, performed in Jamie Foxx’s LAFFAPALOOZA’s New Faces In Comedy, and featured in season one of Nickelodeon’s NickMom Night Out Comedy Showcase. He also showcased in the Boston Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta, and the Bay Area Black Comedy Competition & Festival in Oakland, CA. Manning was the winner of the World Series of Comedy East Coast Regional Satellite Competition at Goodnights Comedy Club in July of 2011, and that year he finished in the Top Eight in the WSOC Finals in Las Vegas. Known for his “Slick, upbeat, funny, over-the-top comedy,” you can catch Manning headline comedy clubs nationally, and tour with comedians such as Bill Burr, Patrice Oneal, Mo’Nique, Lavell Crawford, Damon Wayans, John Witherspoon, Bill Bellamy, and Adele Givens, just to name a few.

About Pastor Natasha Sewell:
Pastor Sewell is nondenominational Christian minister, author, gospel recording artist, worship leader, wife, mother of 4, and owner and operator of Third Cord Biblical Counseling Svc. in Quincy MA. Pastor Sewell provides spiritual counsel and direction for hurting people seeking healing from past trauma and abuse. She trains and mentors worship teams, and in the spring of 2019 will be releasing her first album titled “My Story”. As an up and coming author, she will also be publishing her first book in January 2019 called Healing Moments, a devotional for woman seeking a deeper spiritual connection.

“I am most grateful for the gift Dr. King was to the world, he introduced us to a new level of understanding of our fellow man. He was a voicethat could not be silenced even in death, a voice that in these troubledtimes ought to resound in the ears of all people.” – Pastor Sewell

About Malory St. Brice
Mallory St. Brice (aka “Rosebaby”) was always writing short stories, poems, and songs for as long as she can remember from a young age. Her love of the art of spoken word began after hearing recordings of famous speeches by powerful icons such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Maya Angelou when she was young. Also inspired by female hip hop rap artists like Queen Latifa who use their voice as a tool for expression and social change, Mallory began writing raps and poems in middle school. Her work often centers on race and equality, female empowerment, and celebrate her Haitian roots. She has performed in open mics across Massachusetts and in D.C. and is trained in using poetry, as well as art and music as tools to facilitate educational discussions on understanding differences and intolerance, and for civic reflection. She currently works as the Associate Director of Programs at YouthBuild USA, where she co-operates the AmeriCorps initiative, providing education awards and other benefits to YouthBuild students that are also serving as volunteers to address specific needs in their community. MLK, once said, “Everybody can be great because anybody can serve.”, which is a common mantra for the AmeriCorps program. Mallory is also currently an MBA candidate and hopes to use her experiences and education to support social enterprises and responsible and sustainable business practices in the future. A native to Massachusetts, she currently resides in Brockton with her husband and children.

About Dr. Stephen D. Alkins
Stephen (aka “3rd Knowledge”) developed his poetry and slam skills while attending Morehouse College as an undergraduate and often performed at open mic nights and slams in Boston and Atlanta. As both a Ph.D. in Cellular Neuroscience and Quantitative Biology from Brandeis University, and a spoken word and SLAM poet, Stephen has performed nationally and led lectures and workshops with students from elementary schools through college on how to utilize poetry and other art forms to understand Science and Mathematics, and issues of Medicine. Most recently he conducted a workshop at the 2018 Young Men’s Leadership Conference in which he used Hip-Hop to deconstruct the stigma of mental health in young men of color. Stephen is currently the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer (DEIO) and Co-chair of the Diversity Council at TERC where his role and responsibilities include recruitment and retention a diverse workforce, development of training and social programming to foster an open and inclusive work environment, and establishment of collaborative partnerships to sup- port underrepresented communities in STEAM fields. In addition to activism around STEAM and DEIO, Stephen speaks at a number of K-12 schools about his research, encouragingstudents to pursue careers in STEAM fields. A native of Massachusetts, he currently lives in Dorchester with his new wife Sherann.

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