Marchers pass Franklin High School during the MLK march and rally in 2007. • Photo by Joe Mabel
Marchers pass Franklin High School during the MLK march and rally in 2007. • Photo by Joe Mabel

The Martin Luther King Celebration Committee announces the region-wide Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration with workshops, rally, and march, which happens Monday, January 18. The march begins at Garfield High School, 400 23rd Avenue at East Jefferson, Seattle.

The event will occur regardless of sun, rain, snow, or icy conditions.

  • 9:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.—workshops including several geared toward youth, in various high school classrooms.
  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.—Rally with speakers, poetry, and music in the Gymnasium
  • 12:30 p.m.—March route and destination to be confirmed, tentative end at Federal Courthouse, 7th & Stewart, downtown Seattle.
  • ~1:45 p.m.—Outside Rally at Federal Courthouse, 7th & Stewart, Seattle, location to be confirmed, time approximate

This year’s event theme is “We have the power to make change” and the organizers call on everybody to continue the call of Dr. King to work nonviolently for racial equality, economic justice, and peace.

The Martin Luther King Celebration Committee invites all to join in a renewal of our commitment to the goals of Martin Luther King, Jr., and to recognize that we have the power to make change. For more information, visit http://www.MLKseattle.org.

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