37th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
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Come join the 37th annual celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 17, 2022 at 9:00 am. The festivities will include music by the Linda Alvarez Trio and spoken word by Get Lit: Words Ignite, who will also receive a Community Light Award. Education awards will be presented to local students and a Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to longtime community activist, LaVerne Ross.
We are thrilled to welcome LZ Granderson as our keynote speaker. LZ is a sports and culture columnist with the LA Times and the host of the Life out Loud audio podcast. His work has been recognized by Human Rights Campaign and GLAAD. In 2011, he was named journalist of the Year by the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Assn and his columns have been recognized by the National Assn of Black Journalists as well as the Online News Assn. His TED Talk on LGBTQ equality has more than 1.6 million views.
Visit our website in January 2022 for the link or you can view the entire program on a big screen at the Community Involvement Fair to be held at Virginia Avenue Park, Teen Court, where light refreshments will be provided and you will have the opportunity to engage with representatives from a variety of community organizations.
We encourage you to check out all of the special events honoring Dr. King during our “Weekend of Celebrations