MLK 2018 Celebration
I had fun branding this year’s MLK Tribute Events which was themed by my design studio, Blackbird Revolt, Birth of a New Nation. The Duluth NAACP, whom we work with closely, chose this theme from the ones we provided because it was titled from a 1957 speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in which he referenced Ghana’s battle against colonialism and the creation a new community through the results of nonviolence. King states “The aftermath of nonviolence is the creation of the beloved community. The aftermath of nonviolence is redemption. The aftermath of nonviolence is reconciliation. The aftermath of violence is emptiness and bitterness.”
We used the theme as inspiration for the poster design, social media posts, postcards, t-shirt, letterhead, and a variety of presentations and programs.
Planning and Participating
In addition to the branding, I lead the March & Rally sub-committee, the largest event of the week of events. I booked and vetted the entertainment, managed the stage, and help choreograph the UMD Freedom Steppers. My design studio, Blackbird Revolt, also participated in each event, either volunteering, speaking, organizing, and engaging the community.