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Posted on: January 10, 2019

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events in Snohomish County

 Contact:  Vanesa Gutierrez
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events in Snohomish County


EVERETT, Wash., January 10, 2019 – In 1979, a public campaign in support of officially recognizing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday as a national holiday was launched. This community-based effort resulted in six million signatures for a petition to Congress. The effort was recognized in The Nation at the time as “the largest petition in favor of an issue in U.S. history.” In 1984, Congress passed legislation officially declaring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day a national holiday. In 1994, Congress designated the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service.


Every year, on the third Monday in January, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is observed as a “day on, not a day off.” The intention of the day is to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions for social ills, and lead us closer to achieving Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”


 

·       Monday, January 14. 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. MLK Jr. Birthday Party and Scavenger Hunt. FREE

                 (Attached flyer #1)
                  Edmonds Community College – Triton Student Center in Brier Hall.

                For more information, please visit MLK Website or contact Russell Dorsey at [email protected] 

 

·       Tuesday, January 15. 12:30 p.m. (student event) and 7:00 p.m. (open to the public. Reserve tickets). Using the Arts to Engage and Create Peace. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Benitez Jr. FREE- RESERVE TICKETS. 

             (Attached flyer #1 and #2)

             Edmonds Community College – Black Box Theatre in Mukilteo Hall.

             For more information, please visit MLK Website or contact Russell Dorsey at [email protected]

 

·       Wednesday, January 16. 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Know your rights: Education and Advocacy Day. FREE

             (Attached flyer #1)

             Edmonds Community College – Triton Student Center in Brier Hall.

             For more information, please visit MLK Website or contact Russell Dorsey at [email protected]

 

·       Thursday, January 17. 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Creating Peace Through our Multicultural Identities: Workshops. FREE

             (Attached flyer #1).

             Edmonds Community College – Center for Student Cultural Diversity and Inclusion. Brier Hall.

             For more information, please visit MLK Website or contact Russell Dorsey at [email protected]

 

·       Sunday, January 20. 3:00-5:00 p.m. 35th Annual Reverend Dr. MLK Jr. Greater Everett Community Celebration. Keynote Speaker: King County Councilmember Larry Gossett. FREE

            (Attached flyers #5 and #6)

             Bethany Christian Assembly. 2715 Everett, WA 98201. For more information- 425-876-0665 and 425-583-7739.

 

·       Monday, January 21. 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. MLK National Day of Service – Volunteer for a greener Lynnwood. FREE 

            (Attached flyer #6)

            Lynnwood Senior Center. 19000 44th Ave W.

            RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mlk-day-of-service-tickets-30860275916

 

·       Monday, January 21. 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. MLK National Day of Service. FREE

            Light lunch and refreshments provided.

           (Attached flyer #1)

           Gold Park. 6421 200th St. SW. Lynnwood.

           For more information, please visit MLK Website or contact Russell Dorsey at [email protected]

 

·       Monday, January 21. 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Our Beloved Community Morning Program. A tribute to Rev. Dr. MLK Jr in Song, Spoken Word and Dance. Morning program for families, children and youth. FREE

          (Attached flyer #3)

         The Edmonds Center for the Arts. 410 4th Ave N. Edmonds, WA 98020

 

·       Monday, January 21. 7:30 p.m. Our Beloved Community Morning Program. A tribute to Rev. Dr. MLK Jr in Song, Spoken Word and Dance. Evening Tribute. Tickets here.

        (Attached flyer #4)

        The Edmonds Center for the Arts. 410 4th Ave N. Edmonds, WA 98020.

 

·       Thursday, January 24. 9:00-11:00 a.m. Honoring Dr. King's Legacy of Action - Advocacy 101 Trainings. FREE (Registration Required)

        United Way of Snohomish County. 3120 McDougall Ave., Everett. Limited seats are available. Please register on this Eventbrite page today. If you have any questions about the event please contact Lark                         Kesterke at [email protected].

 

·       Thursday, February 21. 4-6pm. Honoring Dr. King's Legacy of Action - Advocacy 101 Trainings. FREE (Registration Required)

        United Way of Snohomish County. 3120 McDougall Ave., Everett. Limited seats are available. Please register on this Eventbrite page today. If you have any questions about the event please contact Lark                         Kesterke at [email protected].

 

This year, Snohomish County government encourages everyone who lives, works, and plays in Snohomish County to join community events in solidarity with Dr. King’s dream and vision.

If you would like to learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day of Service or register your event, please visit https://www.nationalservice.gov/serve-your-community/mlk-day-service.

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