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Rev. William Barber, MLK Keynote Speaker & Luncheon

  January 15, 2024 11:00 AM

This performance is now SOLD OUT

Patrons wishing to obtain tickets should be in place at the Box Office window to get onto a wait list for released tickets beginning one hour prior to show time on Monday, January 15th. 

The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II is the President of Repairers of the Breach and co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign. He has pastored Greenleaf Christian Church since 1993 and is a Professor at Yale Divinity School. Dr. Barber is a civil rights advocate and champion of various movements, including workers’ rights and women’s rights. He gained national attention with the Moral Monday protests in North Carolina in 2013 and co-anchored the relaunch of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival in 2018.


 After the Keynote, a family-style meal will be available to all ticketed patrons, which is included with your ticket. Meals are gluten-free, and a vegetarian option will be available. Please check with the Box Office closer to the event to learn more details. 

 A selection of their books will be available for sale, and they will join us for a book signing after their presentation. Check with the Box Office closer to the performance date for specific titles. 

 Have kids at home?  Bring them at 10:30 a.m. for Especially for Youth, designed to keep your children ages 6 to 12 years (1st through 6th grade) happily engaged with a series of activities, an age-appropriate video, and arts and crafts based on the history of Dr. King and the civil rights movement. This activity is free of charge and includes lunch. Registration available beginning December 1st through 

 Children under 16 must be accompanied by adults. 

 Reston Pricing = Those patrons who reside in a property or work at a business within Small Tax District #5  Be sure to select the RESTON Price in the drop down after selecting your seating location. 

 To prevent unauthorized resale of tickets to this high-demand event, the CenterStage Box Office will limit purchases (online or in-person) to a maximum of four tickets per purchaser for this performance. 

 Reston-based organizations or clubs wishing to make a group sale purchase should contact the Box Office Manager, Bill Parker, directly at 703-390-6188 or via email at Please note that there is no discount available for group sales. Professional Touring Artist Series Tickets are already substantially discounted. Group ticketing for Non-Reston organizations or clubs is not available. 

This performance is sold out.