Cary to celebrate DreamFest

January 8, 2017 by  

Residents in Cary and the surrounding areas are looking forward to the upcoming DREAMFest. The event is put together by the local Parks and Recreation Department in order to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement in three days of song, film, and more.

As a tribute to Dr. King and all the people who have worked for equal rights, the festival aims to put the most powerful tools of the Civil Rights Movement on display, including nonviolence, forgiveness, and love. The event has been held annually for over 20 years now, and the theme this year is ‘Healing Race Relations through Conversation and Participation’.

Events for the fest will take place all over the city and include a coordinated volunteer effort to improve the Middle Creek Community Center. A poetry reading will also be held, bringing together local writers to muse over equal rights. The reading will be moderated by Darrell Stover, a cultural historian and poet. Additionally, the documentary ‘Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise’ will be shown, along with a ‘Tellabration’ which will be moderated by storytellers Willa Brigham, Johnny Ray Moore, and Donna Washington.

DREAMFest will be held from January 14 to 16 at various times and locations throughout Cary. Events are all free to the public. For a complete list of events and locations, check the flyers or visit the website.