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Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration
Monday January 19, 2015, in Seattle
Programs with Music, Poetry, and Speakers
starts at Garfield High School, 400 23rd Avenue at East Jefferson, Seattle
10:00-11:00 a.m. Rally with speakers, poetry, and music in the Gymnasium, continued outside
11:15 a.m.-noon Pre-March Entertainment & Speakers at the parking circle in front of school
12:00 noon March to Federal Courthouse, 7th & Stewart, downtown Seattle
~1:30 p.m. Outside Rally at Federal Courthouse, 7th & Stewart, Seattle, time approximate
Rally in Garfield High School Gymnasium 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Music by a local Choir during Gathering
Welcome by Co Moderators Shaude Moore & Khaim Vassar
Invocation by Rev Harriett Walden, founder Mothers for Police Accountability
Acknowledgement of Religious Leaders at Rally Rev Harriett Walden
"Lift Every Voice", known as the Black National Anthem led by LaShaunya Cee O'Cain
History of the Seattle MLK Celebration by County Councilmember Larry Gossett, former Chair of the MLK Celebration Committee
Introduction of Speakers by Moderators
Honoring the Youth Protesters
Speaker Louis Watanabe
Key note Speaker Jelani Brown , from Ferguson, Missouri
Fundraising by Oscar Eason
Closing Remarks by Moderators
Benediction Charles Oliver
Program Outside during March Gathering
11:15 a.m. - noon
Entertainment by Alex Enger and Alex Gonzalez
Speaker Sheley Secrest
Entertainment by Gabriel Teodros
Speaker and Chant Leader Darryl Johnson
Speakers along the March Route
(noon- ~1:30 p.m.)
At Youth Detention Center: Senait Brown, City Councilmember Kshama Sawant
At County Jail: Pastor Ricki Willis
At or near Seattle Police Headquarters, 5th & James, King County NAACP President Gerald Hankerson
At Yesler Terrace Construction Site Aaron Bossett
Rally Outside at Federal Courthouse Bldg.
starts approximately 1:30 p.m.
Entertainment by Celestine
Speaker Claude Burfect
Speaker Sarah Scott
Speaker Linda Johnson
Speaker Jesse Hagopian, history teacher and advisor to Black Student Union at Garfield High School
Spoken Word by Tia Yarbrough Vice Principal Washington Middle School
Representing Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Speaker Jose' Selgado & Juan Jose' Bocanegra
Speaker Ron Johnson, Black Panther, reading parts of Dr. King's "I Have A Dream Speech."