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Martin Luther King Jr. celebration

Each year, Edmonds College celebrates the life, work, and message of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The celebration brings the community together through dance, music, and inspirational speakers to encourage growth as culturally competent citizens with understanding and respect for our changing community.  This year's theme is Civil Rights in the 21st Century: Arts, Activism, and Community.

12-2 p.m., Wed., Jan. 24 | Black Box Theatre

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LaNesha DeBardelabenKeynote Speaker: LaNesha DeBardelaben

Our keynote speaker is LaNesha DeBardelaben, a visionary public historian and skilled administrator dedicated to transforming society through museums and libraries. With two decades of leadership experience, she has excelled as President & CEO of the Northwest African American Museum, where she spearheaded innovative programming and received notable recognition, including an Emmy nomination. She is only the sixth woman in U.S. history to have served as National President of the Association of African American Museums Board of Directors.


12:30-2:30 p.m., Tue., Jan. 16 | Black Box Theatre Entrance

Join the MLK 2024 Committee in the Blackbox Theater in creating a temporary Community Art Wall by writing a dream, personal goal, or aspiration on a printed "hand" postcard, creating a collective piece of artwork.

Other Volunteer Opportunities 

There are many ways to participate in MLK events and we encourage and welcome our community to not only attend but to get involved! 

Use the AmeriCorps website to find volunteer opportunities in your area.

Edmonds College Resources

Our librarians have put together resource guides with videos, books, ebooks, articles and websites and more.