Upcoming MLK events in the neighborhood

Seattle Community Colleges held their 38th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at Mount Zion Baptist Church Friday. Above, Nate Miles gives the keynote address.

Below is a list of nearby MLK events in the next week. If you know of anything else, let us know in the comments below.

The annual MLK Day rally and march will be Monday. It starts at Garfield High School (see our coverage and video from last year’s march). More information from the MLK Seattle Celebration Committee:

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee announces the 30th annual region-wide Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration on Monday, January 16, 2012, beginning with Workshops (9:30am-11am), Rally (11am-12:30pm) and the March beginning at a new time of 12:30pm. This year’s theme is “30th Anniversary Celebration: Recapturing MLK Jr.’s Revolutionary Spirit!”

This year we will march from Garfield High School to the Federal Building via Union St. & Madison St. Please see the march route page for complete details. Lunch will be provided FREE following the march in Garfield’s Commons area. We look foward to seeing you for a wonderful meal.

Teens from around the city will march from MLK Memorial Park to Garfield Community Center Saturday. Participants will meet at (MLK and S Walker St) and walk north, touring some of the Central District’s parks named after Civil Rights figures. After Sam Smith, Powell Barnett and Sidney Gerber Parks, the march will end at Garfield Community Center with group discussions.

Seattle Parks created a video to go along with the march:

UmojaFest and the United for Youth Coalition are holding a week of events called PEACE Week.

First AME is celebrating at their 14th and Pine church Sunday:

Join us in the Birthday Celebration of

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 15, 2012

 7:30 a.m. – Special Guest Speaker:

Sis. Sarah Collins Rudolph, from Birmingham, AL

 11:00 a.m. – Our very own Presiding Elder Shermella Garrett

Seattle University is holding an MLK celebration Tuesday:

Seattle University Martin Luther King Jr. CelebrationTuesday, January 17, 7:00 p.m.Pigott Auditorium (Marion and 12th Ave.)Carlotta Walls LaNier: “A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice of Little Rock Central High School”

Free and open to the public; RSVP to [email protected] or 206.296.6070 

This year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration features Congressional Gold Medal winner Carlotta Walls LaNier, who in 1957 joined eight classmates to desegregate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. The courage of the Little Rock Nine in the face of violence, hostility, and discrimination catalyzed the Civil Rights Movement and mobilized post-Brown v. Board of Education desegregation of public schools in the U.S.  Mrs. LaNier is the author of A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice of Little Rock Central High School.  For more information, visit our event page

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