For Immediate Release December 29, 2011
Staff Contact: Carmen Ramirez, Community and Neighborhood Resources,
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THREE DAY CELEBRATION OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING BEGINS JANUARY 10
DECEMBER 29, 2011 - The City of Longmont’s Multicultural Action Committee, Culture Task Force and All Inclusive Communities organizations are hosting an inaugural three-day celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Beginning Tuesday, January 10 a proclamation ceremony will declare the week of Dr. King’s birthday as “Honoring Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., Week” in recognition of Dr. King’s work on civil rights, human rights and social justice for all people. The proclamation will also honor Glenda S. Robinson for her contributions to the Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., birthday celebration in Longmont.
The ceremony will be held at 7 pm in City Council Chambers, 350 Kimbark Street. Although this ceremony is brief, the public is welcome to attend.
The second event, the Dr. Martin Luther King Marade (march/parade) and program celebration, serves as a celebration to honor Dr. King’s great work for civil rights and social justice for all.
2012 Theme: “All Cultures, One Voice”
Date: Sunday, January 15, 2012
Time: 3 to 5:30 pm
Location: Izaak Walton Clubhouse, 18 So. Sunset Street, Longmont
The final event is hosted by the Silver Creek Leadership Academy at Silver Creek High School with participation by the students of Silver Creek and other area high schools.
Date: Monday, January 16, 2012
Time: 4 pm
Location: Silver Creek High School Auditorium & Reception Hall, 4901 Nelson Road, Longmont
The Multicultural Action Committee and Culture Task Force are volunteer organizations dedicated to building inclusive communities for social interactions and cultural growth.