On Thursday evening in New York, in celebration of the birthdays of both Yuri Kochiyama and Malcolm X -- they shared the same birthday, May 19 -- a new mural design dedicated to the two civil rights icons and friends will be revealed for community discussion and dialogue. The family-friendly event will also feature art-making activities and performances.
It's happening Thursday, May 19 at the Manhattanville Community Center. Here are some more details:
WHAT: Birthday Celebration For Yuri Kochiyama & Malcolm X/ From Harlem With Love: A Mural For Yuri & Malcolm Design Reveal
WHEN: Thursday, May 19th, 6-8PM
WHERE: The Manhattanville Community Center- 530 W. 133rd St. bet.
Join the community of Harlem, New York City and the mural team behind From Harlem With Love: A Mural For Yuri and Malcolm, this Thursday (May 19th) for a birthday celebration honoring Yuri Kochiyama and Malcolm X at the Manhattanville Community Center (530 W. 133rd St. bet. Amsterdam Ave. and Broadway), 6-8PM.
The family-friendly event will feature art-making activities and performances reimagining the work and legacies of the Harlem-rooted freedom fighters and great friends who shared the same birthday- Kochiyama being born on May 19th, 1921 and X on the same day 4 years later.
The mural design will be presented to the community for discussion and critique, (similar to the study groups and mural envisioning sessions held within the past year in preparation for the mural) and updates on this summer’s community painting days will be given with the opportunity to sign up and join in on the project.
For further information about the mural project, go here, and follow updates on Facebook.