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Celebrating the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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.

A Change is Gonna Come

MLK Save the Date, 2022

Virtual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Events:

Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

This event will feature opening remarks by Edmonds College President, Dr. Amit Singh and Dr. Yvonne Terrell-Powell, Vice President for Equity, Inclusion and Belonging.  Keynote speaker, Christian Paige.   Open to the campus and community.  

Webinar Zoom link:   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85491656049


Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 1:30-3 p.m.

This event will feature opening remarks by Dr. Yvonne Terrell-Powell, a student montage - ‘Why celebrate MLK Day?’,  and an open forum with keynote speaker Christian Paige. This event is for Edmonds College faculty, staff and students.  Please see your campus email or contact your instructor for event link information. 

Featured Speaker: Christian Paige

Poet. Speaker. Educator.

Christian Paige MLKChristian Paige is an Emmy nominated spoken word poet, a professional speaker and educator who speaks at schools, conferences, and events across the United States. Paige has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people and loves to work with young people who are committed to doing good in the world. Paige is a first-generation college graduate, an Actsix Scholar and is passionate about community, anti-racism, equity, and empowerment. He has spent his entire career in and around education advocating for historically marginalized populations and working to create equitable environments where young people can thrive. Paige was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington where he currently lives and teaches. He believes that our voice is our most powerful tool and encourages others to use their voice to advocate, interrupt, empower, and teach. Christian often uses one sentence to summarize himself. He says, “I am just a somebody, who wants community to work for everybody.”

Edmonds College Resources:

The Librarians at Edmonds College have put together resource guides.  These guides have videos, books, ebooks, articles and websites as well as essays and articles about Dr. King's legacy and impact on today's movement for racial justice.

Here is the Guide:  Martin Luther King, Jr.

Other Resource Guides:

Black Lives Matter

Environmental Racism and the Environmental Justice Movement

Police Brutality Against African Americans and Anti-Racist Protest

Lift Every Voice Legacy presents

If I Can Help Somebody

4th Annual Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Inspiring a Beloved Community in Song, Spoken Word and Dance

LEVL (2) MLK 2022

Find a Volunteer Opportunity - Get involved!

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 this tool from AmeriCorp to find a volunteer opportunities in your area.

Greater Everett Community Celebration and March

Due to the current surge in Covid and other unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, the Greater Everett Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Community March is being transformed to a Day of Service.   Together we can help end Covid which has become an obstacle to living our lives fully.  

Snohomish County Black Heritage Committee

Greater Everett Community Celebration MLK 2022

Resources and Links

MLK Week - University of Washington

Here you’ll find information and links to a variety of campus and community events to honor the MLK, Jr. holiday, allow reflection on shared history, and offer opportunity to deepen personal commitments to present-day justice movements. We are doing our best to keep these events updated in light of developing public health guidance.

Get involved!

There are many ways to participate in the MLK events and we encourage and welcome our community to not only attend but to get involved! If you are interested in sponsorship, volunteering, participating, attending, or want to partner in this celebration contact one of our planning team members. We look forward to hearing your ideas and working with you.