Today, the City of Spokane will begin events commemorating slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King. The annual holiday is Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.
At noon on Tuesday Jan. 15, Reverend Percy Happy Watkins will deliver Dr. King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech at Providence Holy Family Hospital Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St.
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 8:30 to 10 a.m., Drum Majors for Justice will be held at Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St., in Lair-Student Center Auditorium in Building 6.
Sunday, Jan. 20, 4 to 6 p.m., the Holy Temple Church will host Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration. Guest speakers include Freda Gandy, current MLK Family Outreach Center Executive Director, and Ivan Bush, former MLK Family Outreach Center Executive Director.
The Annual Unity March is Monday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m. Marchers gather at the breezeway at the Spokane Convention Center, 334. W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
After the parade, from 11 a.m. through 2 p.m., the Community Resource Fair will take place at River Park Square, first and second floors, and Children’s Learning Resource Fair, River Park Square, second and third floors.
All of the events are free and open to the public. The Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Committee is comprised of community members. More information is available by calling (509) 455-8722 or by visiting the web or Facebook.
The above information is from a press release found here.