Community invited to celebrate legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality." —Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Community invited to celebrate legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Best-selling author Ijeoma Oluo is celebration's keynote speaker.

Thursday, January 10, 2019, Noon – 1pm at The Sanctuary, 811 5th Ave, Seattle.

The public is welcomed to join King County and its employees in celebrating the life of civil rights pioneer Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

The theme of this year's celebration is a reminder that truth and love continue to be powerful tools toward building Dr. King's "Beloved Kingdom."

Seattle's historic Sanctuary on 5th Avenue will be the backdrop for the celebration. This free event recognizes the achievements of America's foremost leader for Civil Rights and commemorates Dr. King's vision of an America offering opportunity for all.

New York Times best-selling author and Seattle native Ijeoma Oluo will present the celebration's keynote address. Her writing, which focuses on issues of race and identity, feminism, social and mental health, and social justice have been featured in The Washington Post, NBC News, Elle Magazine, TIME, and The Stranger.

The event will also feature a performance by Sharon Nyree Williams, who shares her stories through the spoken word.

The Sanctuary is accessible. Sign language interpretation will be provided. Other reasonable accommodations will be provided upon advance request. For more information, or to request reasonable accommodations, please contact Calli Knight at 206-477-9627.

Learn more about our County's namesake and King County's MLK Celebration HERE


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