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We Are the Dream, The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest

May 12, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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.


May 12, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


UCSB Arts & Lectures
(805) 893-2080
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