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ReV. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Events

Celebrating the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Each year, Edmonds College celebrates the life, work, and message of 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.

2020 MLK Celebration

***Jan. 16 event canceled due to inclement weather. Please see updated event information below. 

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020

Black Box Theatre, Edmonds College

12:30 p.m.  Student event (tickets on a first come, first served basis starting at 11 a.m.)

6:30 p.m. Community event (reserve tickets) or call 425.640.1448

Nikkita OliverKeynote speaker: Nikkita Oliver

“Civil Rights: Who Were We Then, Where Are We Now?”

Nikkita Oliver is a Seattle-based creative, community organizer, abolitionist, educator, and attorney. Working at the intersections of arts, law, education, and community organizing she strives to create experiences which draw us closer to our humanity and invites us to imagine what we hope to see in the future. 

She has opened for Cornel West and Chuck D of Public Enemy, been featured on the Breakfast Club, KUOW's The Week in Review, and performed on The Late Night Show with Stephen Colbert. Her writing has been published in the South Seattle Emerald, Crosscut, the Establishment, Last Real Indians, The Seattle Weekly, and The Stranger. 

She organizes with No New Youth Jail and the Seattle Peoples Party. Nikkita is the co-executive director of Creative Justice, an arts-based alternative to incarceration and a healing engaged youth-led community-based program. Oliver was the first political candidate of the Seattle Peoples Party running for mayor of Seattle in 2017 narrowly missing the general election by approximately 1,100 votes; coming in third of 21 candidates.


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.