Seattle’s MLK Celebrations

by Susan Fried

Reflection, service, and community were hallmarks of Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations throughout Seattle this past weekend, proving his legacy’s alive and well.

2018 4th Annual City of Seattle MLK Unity Day – January 11 (Featuring Malcolm X’s Daughter Ilyasah Shabazz)

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Non-violence in a Violent World 45th Annual Community Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr at Mt. Zion Church – January 13

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The Mission Continues: Veterans from the Seattle 1st Platoon Help Renovate the Ethiopian Community Center in Rainier Beach for MLK Day of Service – January 14

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Make Your Voice Heard 2018: An MLK Day Youth Advocacy Workshop Combating Islamophobia and Antisemitism – January 13

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Dr. King Hip-Hop Birthday Celebration Party at Cafe Ibex – January 14

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MLK 36th Annual MLK Celebration and March at Garfield High School (Take a Knee for Justice) – January 15

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Susan Fried is a Seattle based freelance journalist whose work has appeared in The Seattle Globalist and Skanner newspapers. 


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