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“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do… you have to keep moving forward.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

We look forward to seeing you at the 38th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! The day will begin at 8:30 AM at Garfield High School with an Opportunity Fair and Workshops, developed to inspire us to affect change in ourselves and our community.

Our Rally Program starting at 11 AM, includes speakers, music, and dance that celebrates our unique diaspora of culture and community, and shines a light on the creativity of those living in our own backyard.

Our March to City Hall at 12:30, demands that our politicians and civic leaders use their 20/20 vision to see us and to make change in our city. Finally, we thank all who attended with a Community Meal, back at Garfield High School (buses back to Garfield will be available for all who attend the rally).

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MLK Day Garfield High School MLK March Jewish Solidarity gathering

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT: MLK March Jewish Solidarity gathering. MONDAY Jan 20, 2020!!

MLK March Jewish Solidarity gathering. TOMORROW Monday, January 20!

Additional attendees are still welcome to RSVP here:

Schedule of events:

12:10 PM – Meet at Garfield

12:30-1:00 PM – March from Garfield to City Hall

1:00-2:00 PM – Program at City Hall

The Facebook event can be found HERE.

This delegation is proudly co-sponsored by ADL’s Pacific Northwest Region and partners Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue, Congregation Kol Ami, Congregation Beth Shalom, the Faith Action Network, Herzl-Ner Tamid, the Holocaust Center for Humanity, JConnect Seattle, Jewish Family Service, Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, the Kavana Cooperative, the Stroum Jewish Community Center, Temple De Hirsch Sinai, and Temple B’nai Torah.

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MLK Jr Day in Seattle Calendar

King: Man of Peace in a Time of War

2020 Martin Luther King Jr. events in Seattle

Martin Luther King Jr. was a social activist and Baptist minister who led the civil rights movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. After many years of campaigning by activists, members of Congress and Coretta Scott King, a bill signed in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan created a U.S. federal holiday in honor of King. Now, Martin Luther King Day is observed on the third Monday of January. Below is a list of free 2020 events in Seattle to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Thursday, Jan. 16
2020 Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

King: Man of Peace in a Time of War

King County will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.

Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave.

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Friday, Jan. 17
47th Annual Community Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Tricia Rose will give the keynote speech at Seattle Colleges’ annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration. Danell Daymon and Greater Works gospel will perform live.

Time: 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., doors open at 11 a.m.

Location: Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1634 19th Ave.

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Saturday, Jan. 18
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 16th Annual Teen March and Celebration

Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting a youth-organized march to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Participants will start at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park and march to Rainier Community Center.

Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: 2200 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S. to Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S.

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Sunday, Jan. 19
MLK Youth Kick-Off

Attend a free family-friendly event with free food and entertainment.

Time: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave. S.

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Monday, Jan. 20
2020 Seattle MLK Day Celebration

Garfield High School’s 38th annual day of events celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. with an opportunity fair, workshops, free community meal and rallies.

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: Garfield High School, 400 23rd Ave.

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King Day at NAAM

Northwest African American Museum’s annual MLK Day program will have free arts and crafts activities, local vendors, food, film screenings and more.

Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S Massachusetts St.

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United Way of King County MLK Day of Service

Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. by volunteering at local organizations.

Location: Various locations across Seattle

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