Celebrate MLK Day 2019 in Spokane!
Marlene Feist, City of Spokane Public Works & Utilities, 509.625.6505
Monday, January 14, 2019 at 11:23 a.m.
City of Spokane elected officials and employees will take part in the annual Unity March and other events in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 21. We invite others to join us in this celebration and in other events in Spokane in honor of this important day.
Here are details for a number of MLK Day events in the Spokane area:
- Thursday, Jan. 17, 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr: A Historical Perspective Documentary Film, Northeast Youth Center, 3004 E. Queen. Includes free pizza, popcorn, and drinks. This is a child-friendly event, but parental attendance is required because of the serious subject matter. For information, visit https://www.facebook.com/NortheastYouthCenter/.
- Thursday, Jan. 17 – Children’s Program Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Works, Lake City Community Church, 6000 N. Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 765-3932 for information or visit http://www.idahohumanrights.org.
- Saturday, Jan. 19, 8 a.m. to noon – MLK Day of Service Food and Hygiene Drive, MLK Center, East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone. Sponsored by the MLK Jr. Family Outreach Center at ECCC and the Arch of Spokane. For information, call 455-8722 or visit www.mlkspokane.org.
- Sunday, Jan. 20, 4 to 6 p.m. – MLK Day Annual Commemorative Celebration, Holy Temple, 806 W. Indiana Ave. Free event is hosted by the Martin Luther King Jr Outreach Center. For information, call 455-8722 or visit www.mlkspokane.org.
- Monday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m. – Rally at Spokane Convention Center, 344 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., followed by the Unity March through downtown. For information, call 455-8722 or visit www.mlkspokane.org.
- Monday, Jan. 21, 11:30 to 2 p.m. – MLK Day Resource Fair, Spokane Convention Center, 344 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. For information, call 455-8722 or visit www.mlkspokane.org.
Citizens throughout Spokane and the nation are committed to making Martin Luther King Jr. Day a day of service to the community—“A Day On, Not a Day Off.” To sign up for volunteer and service opportunities, go to www.volunteerspokane.org.
Students at Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, Washington State University Spokane, and Whitworth University should check their school web sites. Another option is to go to www.mlkday.gov for information on how you can plan a service project or get involved.
Spokane City Hall, Spokane Municipal Court, and Spokane Public Library branches are closed on Monday, Jan. 21, in recognition of MLK Day. City parking meters don’t have to be plugged on that day.