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SELMA, AL, January 11, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Black Belt Community Foundation in partnership with the Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth and Reconciliation (SCNTR) will launch a series of events in Selma spanning January 14-16. January 15th is the national MLK Jr. holiday, and January 16th is the second annual observance of the National Day of Racial Healing (NDORH) as begun by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, a world leader in philanthropy.
Multiple events, across three days, will offer the public numerous opportunities to be involved. These events will involve a robust participation from Selma's church and faith-based communities. A full schedule of the events is available for downloading, sharing and printing at http://www.blackbeltfound.org. Since there are so many events occurring simultaneously, the public is encouraged to monitor event developments and postings in real time at the BBCF's Facebook page found here: https://www.facebook.com/BBCF2004/
Following the many community outreach, volunteer, fellowship, training and healing events, a grand finale musical concert will celebrate the close of the NDORH at the Selma Center for Nonviolence(SCNTR). This concert will feature nationally acclaimed musical artist Kishi Bashi with the No-No Boy project. Information links on Kishi Bashi and this special project are below. The concert will be co-presented in Selma by the Local, a new food cooperative project serving Selma. This concert joins the backdrop of several musical events happening nationwide to celebrate NDORH including a nationally broadcast and streamed concert happening in New Orleans on January 16.
BBCF President Felecia Lucky states, "The investment that the W. K. Kellogg Foundation has made to engage Alabama's Black Belt in Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation validates the work of many. In these special three days of community events focusing on racial healing, we will see that Selma, Alabama, internationally acknowledged as a hallowed site for positive social change, civil and human rights, will continue to serve as a beacon of national hope as BBCF's TRHT initiative joins Kellogg's observance of the NDORH. The combination of MLK Jr. Day commemorations with the NDORH on the following day is a powerful one indeed."
About the BBCF: To learn more, visit: http://www.blackbeltfound.org or join our FB community at https://www.facebook.com/BBCF2004/
About Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth & Reconciliation http://www.selmacenterfornonviolence.org
About Kishi Bashi and the No No Boy Project:
Selma Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/903864999777147/
National Public Radio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgqAmZHkkTg
Current Project Focus: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/omoiyari-a-songfilm-by-kishi-bashi-music-film - / and https://nonoboymusic.tumblr.com/
Contact: DK Harris
Black Belt Community Foundation
Phone (256) 592-9153
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