Lots of ways to celebrate MLK Day!
Marlene Feist, Utilities Communications Manager, No Phone Number Available
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 4:22 p.m.
City of Spokane elected officials and employees will take part in the annual Unity March and other events in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 19. We invite others to join us in this celebration and in other events in Spokane in honor of this important day.
Here are details for a number of MLK Day events in Spokane:
- Wednesday, Jan. 14, 7:30 a.m. to noon - Day of Dialogue, Dissonance in American Justice: An Open Discussion, Spokane Community College Lair Student Center, Bldg. 6, 1810 N. Greene St. Includes “The History of Law Enforcement and Race in America,” 7:30-8:30 a.m.; “We Can't Breathe: How Racial Oppression is Choking the Justice out of Law Enforcement,” 8:30-9:20 a.m.; “Unraveling the Road to Peace,” 9:30-10:30 a.m.; and a Resource Fair, 8 a.m.-noon.
- Thursday, Jan. 15, 11:30 a.m. – Spokane Community College Martin Luther King Jr. event, SCC Auditorium, 1810 N. Green St. Features Erin Jones. For information, call 509.533.7378. Free.
- Sunday, Jan. 18, 4 to 6 p.m. – Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration, Bethel AME Church, 645 S. Richard Allen Court. Event is hosted by the Martin Luther King Jr Outreach Center. For information, call 509.455.8722.
- Monday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m. - Rally at INB Performing Arts Center, 344 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., followed by the Unity March through downtown to River Park Square. For information, call 509.455.8722.
- Monday, Jan. 19, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Community Resource Fair, River Park Square. For information, call 509.455.8722.
- Monday, Jan. 19, noon to 1 p.m. – “I Have A Dream” speech delivered by the Rev. Percy “Happy” Watkins, Providence Holy Family Hospital, Health Education Center, lower level. Free.
- Monday, Jan. 19, 3 to 4 p.m. – “I Have A Dream” speech delivered by the Rev. Percy “Happy” Watkins, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, Mother Joseph Room L-3. Free.
- Tuesday, Jan. 20, 7 p.m. – “The State of Civil Rights Education in the U.S.,” Weyerhaeser Hall 107, Whitworth University. Dr. Kate Shuster, the author of a seminal 2011 study examining how states in our country teach the history of the U.S. Civil Rights movement, will speak about the study and updates since. More information.
- Wednesday, Jan. 21, 11 a.m. – “What Do You Know about the Civil Rights Movement?”, Showalter Auditorium, Eastern Washington University, Cheney. Dr. Kate Shuster, the author of a seminal 2011 study examining how states in our country teach the history of the U.S. Civil Rights movement, will speak about the study, why it's important, and what individuals can do to make a difference. More information.
- Wednesday, Jan. 21, 11:30 a.m. – Spokane Falls Community College MLK Celebration, SUB Lounges A, B & C, Bldg. 17, SFCC, 3410 W Fort George Wright Dr. Event features Saul Williams. Free.
Citizens throughout Spokane and the nation are committed to making Martin Luther King Jr. Day a day of service to the community—“A Day On, Not a Day Off.” To sign up for volunteer and service opportunities, go to www.volunteerspokane.org. Another option is to go to www.mlkday.gov for information on how you can plan a service project or get involved.
Spokane City Hall, Spokane Municipal Court, and Spokane Public Library branches are closed on MLK Day. City parking meters don't have to be plugged on that day.