Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend of Remembrance
Starting Friday at UCSB and ending at The Arlington on Monday... four days to honor Dr. King's legacy. His words still resonate today.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara has created a beautiful palate of programs to share with the community and all of the events are free of charge during the weekend of January 17 to 20, 2020.
Friday, January 17 at noon, the weekend will open at the Eternal Flame in the Buchanan Hall Courtyard on the UCSB campus to "Walk With Us" to North Hall and reception at Multi-Cultural Center.
At 6pm the Congregation B'nai B'rith, 1000 San Antonio Rd. in Goleta will engage with a worship service complete the Red Sea Rhythm Rockers, live music, a choir, and poetry reading followed by a coming together in fellowship wrapping up at 7:30pm.
On Saturday, 18th come to Santa Barbara City College between 11am and 2pm and join us for "Crossing the Bridge" from the main to the west campus lawn to honor and experience the Selma to Montgomery March Dr. King led. Keynote Speaker Wendy Sims-Moten; plantation dances; Ring Shout and Buzzard Lope; Drumming.
Traditions of Sunday worship remain and the MLK Jr. Committee encourages all to attend a service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A list of services where you can attend and find special programs are on our website : www.MLKSB.org.
On Monday, January 20, the national holiday to honor Dr. King that was established in 1986, the Santa Barbara downtown will come alive. Kicking off at 9 am in de la Guerra Plaza with a diverse program of elected officials, speakers, and music; followed at 10 am by the Unity March from the Plaza up State Street to the Arlington Theatre at 1317 State Street for the emotionally packed program of song and dance, with awards for youth Essays and Poetry and Keynote Speaker Rev. James Lawson. Dr. Lawson, who worked with Dr. King in the turbulent times of the 1950s and 60s, will put the day, the man and the movement into his perspective. Rev. Lawson helped shaped the movement for civil rights. He will deliver an eloquent closing speech for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Remembrance. Come hear from a man who witnessed first-hand the birth of a movement.
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