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Events mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Events mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day

By Staff
January 17, 2009


# "Kids for King," multi-school student march for peace and justice, organized by Giddens School, 10 a.m., starting at Judkins Park, 2150 S. Norman St., and ending with a rally at 11 a.m. at the Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St.

# The 35th annual celebration, sponsored by Seattle community colleges. Keynote speaker will be the Rev. Aaron Williams, new senior pastor at Mount Zion Baptist Church, noon to 1:30 p.m., Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1634 19th Ave.; 206-903-3233 and


# Annual teen march, presented by Seattle Parks and Recreation's teen programs, 1 to 4 p.m., starting at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, 2200 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, and ending at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center; 206-786-9494.

# Celebration through hip-hop and King County Executive's Awards, 5 to 8 p.m., Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Ave. S.,


# "Redeeming the Prophetic Vision" with keynote speaker Dexter Gordon, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Urban Grace Church, 902 Market St., Tacoma;


# Day of community service, presented by City Year Seattle/King County, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Union Gospel Mission, 3800 S. Othello St., and Dearborn Park Elementary School, 2820 S. Orcas St.; or

# "Yes We Can: Change Begins Now!" 27th annual celebration, with 9:30 a.m. workshops, 11 a.m. rally and noon march, Garfield High School, 400 23rd Ave. The march will end at the Federal Building, 915 Second Ave.; 206-296-1002 or

# The third annual parade, 10 a.m., starting at Westlake Park, Fourth Avenue and Pine Street, and ending at Seattle Center; commanderinchief6@hotmail. com.

# Celebration with activities, entertainment and awards, noon through 4 p.m., Center House at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St.;

# Staged reading of excerpts of Martin Luther King Jr.'s speeches, presented by Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas, 2:30 p.m., Center House at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St; 206-323-4032 and

# Worship service, with sermon by the Rev. Warren Stewart Sr. of First Institutional Baptist Church of Phoenix, 6 p.m., Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1634 19th Ave.;

# "The Celebration of a Dream," musical tribute and health fair, noon to 3 p.m., presented by city of Bellevue and other groups, Crossroads Bellevue, main stage, 156th Avenue Northeast and Northeast Eighth Street; 425 452-7886 or

# Day of Service, dozens of local community service projects, some of which are done to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.,

Tuesday through Jan. 23

# "The Prophetic Visions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.," 10 presentations at Highline Community College, 2400 S. 240th St., Des Moines; 206-878-3710, ext. 3256, with schedule at