Honor Martin Luther King Jr.

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2017/2018 Leadership

Larry Tukes, Chair

Shaude' Moore, Treasurer

Jean Buskin, Secretary

Emeritus Chairs
Eddie Rye, Jr.
Hon. Larry Gossett

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Upcoming event

An event marking the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
50 years ago our nation's greatest peacemaker was brutally taken from us by a sniper's bullet.

6:00 PM RECEPTION:  Variety of Ethnic Dishes Served
7:00 PM PROGRAM:   Diverse group of Community Speakers
at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1634 19th Ave. (Rev. Dr. S McKinney Ave), Seattle, WA

The MLK Commemoration Committee, Honorary Chair, Rev. Dr. Samuel B. McKinney, invites you to attend an event to reflect on the past, by connecting to contemporary issues to propel us forward.

Uplifting Music and the Spoken Word.  Questions or need more information call 206.778 6357

     Event Flyer     Event Press Release

Many members of the MLK Celebration Committee are involved with the MLK Commemoration Committee which is planning this event.  [posted 3/24/18]

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and Co-Founder, Eddie Rye Jr., 
with history of Seattle Civil Rights Activism in the 1980's 
and a message for today's activists
(posted 3/3/18)

MLK Day is Jan. 15, 2018
Take a Knee for Justice!

Seattle Celebration starts at Garfield High School
23rd Ave at E Jefferson, Seattle
opportunity fair in the Commons 8:30-11:30 a.m. 
workshops in classrooms 9:30-10:50 a.m.
rally in gymnasium 11 a.m.
march at 12:30 p.m.
rally at end of march at Westlake Park,
4th & Pine, downtown Seattle
shared meal back at Garfield High School, Commons
all events are free!
a collection will be taken at the morning rally

More information about Opportunity Fair
Click here for Floorplan showing exhibitors
Click here for registration and other info
Click here to view or download the Fair's flyer

Rally Participants announced! 
go to our Rally page  
Preview the printed program to be handed out at the Gymnasium Rally
And biographical information for the speakers and entertainers
A collection will be taken at the rally

Full list of 28 exciting workshops is now available!
go to our workshop page
room assignments are now available too!


This year's flyer is available!
Another beautiful job by artist Al Doggett!
Take a look!  Click here


Community Organization Tabling Policy
***hours extended***
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Community Organizations may set up tables on a first come basis, 
in the corridor north of the Commons (our customary location)
but please click here to see our guidelines

Opportunity Fair Exhibitors' tables will be inside the Commons
8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
 (pre-registration only, no walk-ins)

We are now signing up volunteers to help out on MLK Day!

Click here for information


MLK Day is Jan. 15, 2018
Take a Knee for Justice!


we are inspired by the athletes who are taking 
a public stand
to highlight racial injustice and 
police violence, especially toward people of color.

"Through simple yet brave acts of protest,
athletes across the country and of all ages
have joined a powerful movement calling for
racial justice and an end to police violence.
Join us by adding your name and note of appreciation
for athletes at all levels who are taking action for us."

You can sign a statement in support at 
the Color of Change link above.


Next planning meetings for MLK Day 2018
Tuesday January 9, 7-8:30 p.m. at SVI
Thursday January 11, 7-8:30 p.m. at SVI
(check back here to confirm)

Seattle Vocational Institute, Rm. 401, 2120 South Jackson, Seattle

Everyone who honors the goals and methods
of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
is welcome to join!


A Special Event Occurred April 4, 2017

Members of the MLK Celebration Committee 
along with other activists representing a
large group of justice organizations held this event

Remembering The Life and Legacy 
of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr
on the 49th Anniversary 
of his Assassination

A gathering to honor Dr. King
and renew our commitment to continuing the work.

Tuesday April 4, 6 p.m.
at Martin Luther King Memorial Park
2200 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S, Seattle, WA 98144
information 206-786-2763

view or download event flyer

For information about earlier years' events, click here

photo above of 2017 march by Susan Fried

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Photo above by Susan Fried:  2016 March.

 "The problem of racism, the problem of economic exploitation, 
and the problem of war are all tied together.

These are the triple evils that are interrelated."

-Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Our postal address:
MLK Celebration Committee, POBox 18125, Seattle WA 98118

History of the MLK Celebration Committee
The Martin Luther King Celebration Committee is composed of dozens of grassroots, labor, business, minority, and progressive community organizations and volunteers from throughout the Puget Sound region. Annually, these groups come together and organize our community's largest tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Accessibility information for people with disabilities:
There is a wheelchair accessible entrance on the backside of the school. This is the area near the track. The area is flat and provides access to the school building & gym. The parking lot in the back will be reserved, but Access vans will be permitted to drop people off. There is also an elevator that goes to the second floor.