"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."
Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream, 1963
Monday, January 21 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day - a day to celebrate the man and his work and a day to reflect on the progress of this nation towards equality for all. In Bakersfield, this day is marked by community service.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center will be hosting a breakfast honoring the day, $25 at the door, held at the Center at 1000 S. Owens St., Bakersfield, CA.
At lunchtime they will be holding a free youth luncheon at noon for ages 18 and younger. Also at the Center at 1000 S. Owens St., Bakersfield, CA.
Citizens of Bakersfield are invited to attend the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade which starts at 6 p.m. and begins at the Liberty Bell, which is at the corner Truxtun and Chester Avenues.
Whether you celebrate this day at the breakfast, or attending the parade, please also consider how you can make a difference in your community.
Comments? Questions? Story information, product to review or breaking news? Do you know of volunteer opportunities or a group that is making a difference for Bakersfield? Please contact Natalia Corres at Natalia@bakwep.com.
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