Martin Luther King Day
Community Mosaic Project
Stand Together Against Racism (STAR) and four local YMCAs (Bridgeport, Greenwich, New Canaan
and Wilton/Riverbrook Regional) have partnered to present “Infinite Hope: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Community Building Activity” featuring an interactive and intergenerational mind mapping project
at each YMCA location on Monday, January 15 (times vary by location, see below for details.)
In the spirit of unity and understanding and in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Stand Together Against Racism (STAR) and the YMCAs of Bridgeport, Greenwich, New Canaan, and Wilton/Riverbrook Regional (which serves Norwalk, Redding, Wilton) are proud to present a unique and interactive community building event featuring arts and crafts and a mind mapping project.
“Last year’s “Infinite Hope’ MLK Jr. event at the New Canaan YMCA was so well received, we wanted to extend the program to more towns and we are thrilled that area YMCAs happily and enthusiastically agreed to partner with us,” said Fatou Niang, Founder and CEO of STAR. Each YMCA will host an identical event featuring MLK-inspired arts and crafts and a mind mapping exercise appropriate for all ages that fosters reflection and unity, celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The New Canaan YMCA is excited and honored to once again partner with Stand Together Against Racism to host the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day community event on Monday, January 15. We invite and encourage all members of the community to join us at this meaningful event as we celebrate Dr. King's life and legacy." said Margaret Riley, Executive Director, New Canaan YMCA.
New to the event this year are three other YMCA’s who are equally excited to participate and bring the program to their communities: Nate Smith, VPO of the YMCA of Greenwich said “We are thrilled about the chance to collaborate with STAR in crafting a community mosaic art piece that pays tribute to and celebrates the enduring legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. His advocacy for equity and civil rights remains as relevant as ever, and we are dedicated to being a community organization that embraces and welcomes all individuals.”
“At Bridgeport Y, we believe in uplifting the voices of the young people we serve, to develop their skills and confidence to lead positive change in our community and beyond. Collaborating with STAR offers our whole community the opportunity to create a special mosaic art piece, together, to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,“ commented Carmen Colon, Vice President Bridgeport Ys.
The Wilton/Riverbrook Regional YMCA which serves Norwalk, Wilton, and Redding will also participate.
Snacks and drinks will be served. Free to attend and all are welcome. Please let us know of any access needs; the YMCA is ADA accessible. Email us at Info@Star-Ct.org with questions. Drop ins welcome!
When: 2 pm - 4 pm
Where: New Canaan YMCA, Wagner Room
564 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT
When: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Where: YMCA of Greenwich, in M1/M2 on Second Floor
50 East Putnam Avenue
When: 2 pm - 4 pm
Where: Bridgeport YMCA at the Ralphola Taylor Community Center
790 Central Avenue
When: 1 pm - 3 pm
Where: Wilton YMCA, Main Lobby
404 Danbury Road