“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr
The Mayor and his staff look forward to participating in several community events this weekend to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Our community event schedule includes the following:
Mt. Zion Baptist Church: Six Words: National ‘Race Card’ Project
Friday, Jan. 17, 2014
Program from noon – 1:30 p.m.
Reception and discussion from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Event description: Michele Norris, host and special correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR) will be keynote speaker at the 40th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration presented by the Seattle Community Colleges.
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute: Listening post and panel discussion on the state and interests of African Americans and African Diaspora in Seattle
Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014
Session from 10 a.m. – noon
Public reception from noon – 1:30 p.m.
Event description: Dawn Mason and Mohammed Hassan, Mayoral transition advisors, invite you to be part of the presentation, listening post and panel discussion on the state and interests of African Americans and African Diaspora in Seattle. This gathering will bring us together with Mayor Ed Murray and invited decision makers for an opportunity to present issues, opportunities and recommendations on areas including housing, economic development, education, arts, technology and community
New Hope Baptist Church: Sunday service with Rev. Dr. Robert Jeffrey, Sr
Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014
Westin Seattle Hotel: 2nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast
Monday, Jan. 20, 2014
Breakfast at 7 a.m., doors open at 6:30 a.m.
Event description: In partnership, BREAKTHROUGH PARTNERS and The Beloved Community, with cooperation of the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee of Seattle, will host the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast Monday, January 20, 2014. The purpose of the prayer breakfast is to unite business, non-profit, church and community leaders as well as the community-at-large to celebrate the spiritual legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., focus on his work in justice and to recognize and honor community and business members furthering justice and reconciliation today.
Garfield High School: 32nd Annual MLK Jr. Rally: Rise Up! Restore the Dream!
Rally: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Event description: The 2014 Rally program will be held in Garfield High School’s gym. There will be special performances and our featured speaker is Aaron Dixon. The Moderators are Adrianna McAfee-Coe and Kenneth Taylor.
Green Plate Special: Mayor’s Office Community Service Project
Monday, Jan. 20, 2014
From 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Event description: Garden maintenance/winterizing project to support Green Plate Special, a youth empowerment program focused on gardening and cooking.