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We Are the Dream, The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest
May 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Join UCSB Arts & Lectures as they present an in person showing of, We Are the Dream -The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest on Thursday, June 3 at 8:30 p.m. Pacific at the West Wind Drive-In.
Every year, hundreds of school children participate in the Oakland MLK Oratorical Festival, a stirring public speaking competition featuring poetry and speeches inspired by the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This uplifting documentary directed by Emmy-winner Amy Schatz and executive produced by Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali follows students from schools across the city as they hone their speeches, hoping for a coveted spot in the finals. Heartwarming and inspiring, We Are the Dream presents a portrait of passionate young people presenting speeches on issues they care about – racial injustice, immigration and more – and a community that celebrates their powerful voices. (Amy Schatz, 2020, G, 70 min.)
Masks and social distancing required. Distanced parking includes room to put chairs in front of your car.