Events celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Find events this weekend and on Monday celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. King is most known for his contributions to the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s with his most famous “I Have a Dream” speech, which emphasized the idea that racism in America is a problem.

Workshops, youth event, rally and march

The Seattle Martin Luther King Jr. Organizing Coalition is offering a virtual youth event, job fair, and workshops as well as an in-person rally and march that begins at Garfield High School.

The workshops run through Jan. 15. The rally and march are on Monday, Jan. 17 starting at 11 a.m.

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Virtual march and community celebration

A Community Mirroring the Dream: A Celebration of the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is presented by the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art on Sunday, Jan. 16 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Registration is required.

The virtual community celebration will feature performances, music, art, and words from Kitsap County social justice organizations. After the celebration, attendees will be encouraged to participate in a virtual march.

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Snohomish County Black Heritage Committee MLK Day Celebration

On Sunday, Jan. 16, the Snohomish County Black Heritage Committee is holding the Martin Luther King Jr. Day event: “Communities Working Together to Bend the Arc of Justice” with keynote speaker Nekya Johnson. First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

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Seattle Colleges 49th Annual MLK Celebration

Hosted by KIRO 7′s own Monique Ming Laven, this virtual event on Monday, Jan. 17, was filmed at the historic Mount Zion Baptist Church and can be viewed any time starting at 10 a.m. The program includes the familiar voices of DaNell Daymon and Greater Works; an overview of Seattle Colleges’ Project Baldwin; and a talk with T. Elon Dancy, PhD, Helen S. Faison Endowed Chair and Director of the Center for Urban Education in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Hope & Healing: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Birthday Celebration

Virtual event on Monday, Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. The City of Tacoma’s annual celebration will “highlight the present and the future of Dr. King’s impacts on our community and will feature local performers and speakers who work and volunteer to ensure our community represents equity, hope, and healing.” The event will air on TV Tacoma and live on Facebook.

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Northwest African American Museum Martin Luther King Day Celebration

Virtual event on Monday, Jan. 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. NAAM is presenting a lineup of civil rights children’s stories read by local community leaders along with music, dance, and spoken word poetry. Internationally renowned poet Nikki Giovanni will provide inspiring remarks on the significance of cultural expression and hope in reflection of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.

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