2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Events

January 3, 2018
by Jonathan Ocon

2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Events

Plan ahead to join fellow community members in celebration of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his ideals. The main festivities on the national holiday—January 15, 2018—will feature keynote speaker Tommie Smith, a civil rights icon. Immediately following the main event, stop by the Community Involvement Fair for refreshments, information, and conversation with representatives from a variety of community organizations.


National Holiday Celebration

January 15, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

SGI-USA World Peace Ikeda Auditorium 525 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica 90401

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Immediately following:

Community Involvement Fair, 10:30 a.m. to noon

St. Monica Church—Grand Pavilion 701 California Ave., Santa Monica 90403

Door prizes provided. Please bring a new pair of socks to donate to The People Concern (formerly OPCC)

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Additional Festivities Leading up to the National Holiday

Thursday, January 11, 2018, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Santa Monica Library, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Auditorium 6:00 to 6:30 p.m.

  • Voter registration 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Viewing of the documentary film “Still… Fighting for the Dream,” centered on the Fannie Lou Hamer story 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Panel discussion about voting rights, past, present and future

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Westside Interfaith Prayer Breakfast

Friday, January 12, 2018, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Mt. Olive Lutheran Church 1343 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, 90405

  • Tickets $25 per person.
  • Checks should be made payable to: Mt. Olive Lutheran Church

For information: 310.452.1116 or office@mtolivelutheranchurch.org

Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Concert

Saturday, January 13, 2018, 2 p.m.

Guido Lamell, Conductor SGI-USA World Peace Ikeda Auditorium 525 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, 90401

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


The 2018 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., celebrations are presented by the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Westside Coalition and sponsored by the City of Santa Monica, SGI-USA, Santa Monica College Associates, Santa Monica College, Rand Corporation, City TV, Santa Monica Library, and a variety of other individuals, organizations, and corporate contributors.


For more info:

Facebook: MLKWestsideCoalition

Instagram: MLKWestside

Twitter: @Westsidemlk

Website: mlkjrwestside.org

Email: mlkwestside@icloud.com

Phone 818.207.3934

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