Friday, Jan 13, 2012
Noon -1:30 pm at
Mount Zion Baptist Church | 1634 19th Avenue (Capitol Hill) | Seattle 98122
The Seattle Community Colleges 38th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration will focus on leaders and leadership, inspired by the example of Dr. King and the thousands of others who have led change during and since the Civil Rights Era.
Keynoter will be Nate Miles, a well-known motivational speaker and Vice President for Strategic Initiatives for Eli Lilly and Company. He is a leader in volunteering for community service and has been called a major force in the national healthcare, community and non-profit sectors, helping to build coalitions among highly diverse populations to support healthcare initiatives.
The program will be emceed by KOMO 4 News anchor Molly Shen, who has also been recognized for her service to the community.
The event is acclaimed for its music, and this year, the Mount Zion Wind Ensemble, led by local musical celebrity Wadie Ervin, will perform in the program for the first time, with familiar songs and spirituals. Singers from the Mount Zion Inspirational Chorus will also perform gospel songs. Fifth-grade students from John Stanford International School have prepared a dramatic presentation based on Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
The celebration is recognized as one of the area’s oldest and most significant events commemorating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is free and open to the public, and since 1984, has been held at Mount Zion Baptist Church on Capitol Hill in Seattle. The event draws people from across the community, civic, education, business, labor and social leaders, and students of all ages. Greetings are expected from elected officials, including Congressional representatives, the King County Executive, Seattle Mayor and others.
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The Seattle Community Colleges are the state’s largest two-year college district, educating more than 51,000 students at Seattle Central, North Seattle and South Seattle Community Colleges; the Seattle Vocational Institute; and four specialized training centers located across the city.