Seattle Events in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Summary: The Seattle MLK Jr. Organizing Coalition will be sponsoring events to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. King.

Youth Performance, March, and Workshops in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The Seattle MLK Jr. Organizing Coalition will be sponsoring events to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. King.

March and Rally

A rally and march on Monday, January 17, will start at Garfield High School from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Superintendent Jones smiles for a photo
Dr. Brent Jones’ Commentary Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“In honoring Dr. King, we choose to look back at history to glean lessons from our past.

“We seek not to repeat the same mistakes, but rather to leverage his world-changing strategies,” Superintendent Jones.

Read the message to community

Youth Performance and Discussion

A virtual youth performance and discussion will be Sunday, January 16, from 2-4 p.m. on Rainier Valley Radio.

Online Workshops

Seattle MLK Jr. Organizing Coalition is offering workshops virtual workshops January 14-17. Learn more about Seattle MLK Jr. Organizing Coalition workshops.

Lessons from Cuba – Reproductive Justice is a Human Right explores how reproductive rights have been key to advancing Cuban women’s rights.
Friday, January 14 at 5 p.m., online workshop on Zoom. Learn more and register for Lessons from Cuba

Chicago Footwork: A Strategy for Education and Community Mental Health shares an approach to community healing developed by black youth in Chicago. Chicago Footwork uses dance, music and culture to foster black identity rooted in confidence and connection.
Saturday, January 15 at 10 a.m., online workshop on Zoom Learn more and register for Chicago Footwork

Many Fires This Time: We the 100 Million” follows poet and activist, A Scribe Called Quess?, as he connects with activist poets and communities they represent, fighting for equity and justice, from Chicago, Kentucky and Oakland to his hometown of New Orleans. 
Saturday, January 15 at 12 p.m. online workshop on Zoom. Note: Film associated with workshop can be viewed beforehand. 

Abolish Auto-Decline references state laws that allow the juvenile system to decline its jurisdiction over children charged with serious offenses, who are then tried in adult court. This webinar discusses strategies and solutions to ending Auto-Decline.
Saturday, January 15 at 2 p.m. online workshop Zoom Learn more and register for Abolish Auto-Decline

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