January 13, 2023

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Rally, March & Resource Fair Returns

Every year, our nation celebrates and honors the life and contributions of civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Together, we can make MLK Day a day to embody and uphold Dr. King’s legacy. Today, and everyday, we commit ourselves to the work of promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

The two-day event starts Sunday, January 15, with a commemorative celebration at Holy Temple Church of God in Christ from 3-5pm. The celebration continues Monday, January 16, at the Spokane Convention Center in Ballrooms 111 for the annual Unity Rally, March, and resource fair.

Event flyer with image of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and text that reads, "Make it a day on, not a day off. Commemorative Celebration - Date: January 15, 2023 (Sunday) Time: 3:00 PM-5:00 PM Location: Holy Temple Church of God in Christ 806 W. Indiana Ave. Spokane, WA 99205. MLK Day Annual Unity Rally, March, and Resource Fair - Date: January 16, 2023 (Monday). Rally begins at 10:00 AM March to follow and Resource Fair after the March 11:30 AM- 2:00 PM Location: Spokane Convention Center, Ballrooms 111 ABC 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Spokane, WA 9920.1 To register for a table for the Resource Fair: https://form.jotform.com/223616158696062 For more information, please contact the MLK Center @ 509-868-0856.

Support the Center

This year, the MLK Unity Rally, March, and resource fair returns thanks to the hard work of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center in East Central, one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in Spokane County. Created 50 years ago as a community response to a community need, this non-profit provides an array of culturally responsive educational and social services. The Center lives out Dr. King’s legacy and vision of equal respect, treatment and accessibility for all people.

Donate today to support the MLK Center here.

In-person events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are back! Consider participating with one of these organizations:

Salem Lutheran Church | MLK Day Breakfast and March

Breakfast, fellowship, and reflection about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. before walking downtown to join the community rally and march. View the Facebook event here.

Date: Monday, January 16

Time: 8:00am

Location: Salem Lutheran Church, 1428 W Broadway Ave

Gonzaga University | “I, Too, Am America” MLK Teach-in: The Visual Rhetoric of the Flag

The Center for Community Engagement and Unity Multicultural Education Center are hosting a panel discussion on the visual rhetoric of the flag and its representation in modern times. Learn more at gonzaga.edu or view flyer.

Date: Monday, January 16

Time: noon – 2:00 pm

Location: Gonzaga University, Hemmingson Center Ballroom

Spokane Community Against Racism (SCAR) | Burritos for the People

Volunteer for Burritos for the People to connect with the community, hand out breakfast burritos, or clean up the streets. Learn more at here.

Date: every Sunday

Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Location: Compassionate Addiction Treatment, 168 S Division St

By: Lara Estaris

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