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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 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.

2021 MLK Celebration: Facing the Rising Sun

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Virtual Events:

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Inspiring talk and Q & A with

Keynote Speaker:  Darnesha Weary Owner Black Coffee Northwest and CEO/Owner Let's Do Work

 Darnesha Weary, MLK 2021

Zoom Link


1:30-3 p.m. - Performances and spoken word celebrating the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement

Zoom Link

MLK 2021 flyer

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 MovementVideo Guide

Police Brutality Against African Americans and Anti-Racist Protest

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 to find a volunteer opportunities in your area.

A Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King

Third Annual Tribute - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Inspiring a Beloved Community virtual event debuting January 18, 2021

MLK ECA 2021 poster

2021 Greater Everett Community Drive-by Parade

Join us for the 2021 Greater Everett Community Drive-By Parade, hosted by the Snohomish County Black Heritage Committee in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Week!
The parade will be from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. starting at the Snohomish County Courthouse (300 Rockefeller Ave, Everett WA, 98201) to Everett Community College (1000 Tower Street, Everett Wa, 98201). 

Crawl! Walk! Run! Sore! Moving our community forward.

COVID restrictions apply. 

Good Trouble, Necessary Trouble: Community Rally and March (socially distant)

Community Rally and March (socially distant)
Rally begins at 11 a.m., March begins at 12:30 p.m. | Garfield High School

Every year, the Seattle MLK Jr. Organizing Coalition does what they can to tell our civic leaders that Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream is alive and well–2021 is no different! Please see the event website for important details about this year’s event. Find us on Facebook or at #MLKSeattle

MLK Day - Snohomish County

Resources and Links

MLK Week - University of Washington

Many events have gone virtual in 2021, but there are still plenty of ways to mark the MLK Day holiday this year!

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.