Women of the Movement Special Screening

When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Virtual; register to participate

Why: This ABC limited series — produced along with others by Jay Z and Will Smith — is based on the story of Mamie Till-Mobley, the mother of Emmett Till, the Chicago teenager who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955, and whose family still seeks justice. It premieres on TV on Jan. 6, but this is a chance to see it with a group and through the National Civil Rights Museum. You’ll also hear from some of the actors, creators and real-life family.

Second Annual Jingle-N-Jam Drive-Thru Holiday Party

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday

Where: Oak Street Health, 3360 N. Watkins (line starts on N. Watkins)

Why: This is for the 60 and over crowd, specifically, and the goal is to connect seniors with resources — food, housing and more. Vendors will be there with giveaways too; among the gifts are cold weather items, such as gloves, hats and scarves. That’s something to celebrate.

Black Artists in America: From the Great Depression to Civil Rights

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; through Jan. 2

Where: Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 4339 Park Avenue

Why: Art is one of the most powerful ways for us to understand the world. This show has Black artists responding to political, social and economic issues from the 1930s to the 1950s. The show features works and artists from around the country, but emphasizes Vertis Hayes and Reginald Morris, who lived and worked in Memphis. This show closes Jan. 2, so get there and get some (free!) inspiration. 

Adrienne Johnson Martin is executive editor of MLK50: Justice Through Journalism. Contact her at adrienne.martin@mlk50.com

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