• Various venues (Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday), From Tacoma to Bellingham
  • January 10, 2018 to
    January 15, 2018
  • Category: Community Events

Event Details

  • January 10, 2018 to
    January 15, 2018
  • 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • See event description for locations, dates and times


  • Various venues (Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday)
  • From Tacoma to Bellingham, WA

Event Description

January 10:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Program - Bellevue City Hall Council Chambers
12-1 p.m.
Panel of African-American community leaders discuss the importance of King's ideas today, life on the Eastside, and progress of equality and equity in America.

January 11:
Seattle MLK Unity Day with Ilyasah Shabazz - Seattle First Baptist Church
7 p.m.
Mayor Jenny Durkan, Council President Bruce Harrell and members of Seattle City Council and other community leaders welcome motivational speaker Ilyasah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz.

January 12:
Seattle Colleges Community Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. - Mount Zion Baptist Church, Seattle
12-1:30 p.m.
Theme is "Nonviolence in a Violent World." Keynote speaker is Ijeoma Oluo.

January 13:
Youth-organized March to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Memorial Park, Seattle
11 a.m.
Seattle Parks and Recreation hosts youth-oriented march to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Theme is "End poverty! Build equity!" March to Rainier Community Center. Workshops, games, music, food.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Conference - Whatcom Community College, Bellingham
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Keynote speaker, skill-building workshops for children, youth and adults. Information, food vendors.

January 15:
MLK Seattle Celebration - Garfield High School, Seattle
8:30-11:30 a.m., opportunity fair; 9:30-10:50 a.m.; rally; 11 a.m.; march, 12:30 p.m.
Theme is "Take A Knee for Justice" inspired by athletes taking a public stand to highlight racial injustice.

MLK, Jr. Celebration at Northwest African American Museum, Seattle
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Open house to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., see films about the civil-rights movement, speeches by King, art activities.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration - Washington State History Museum, Tacoma
2 p.m.
Celebration of King's legacy with a performance from the Broadway Center, "11 Days in the Life of Dr. King."

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration - Tacoma Convention Center
Speakers, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award, Community Outreach Fair from 10-11 a.m.; program 11 a.m.-1 p.m.