Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Martin Luther King Day Events: Bellevue, as well as Seattle

For information about Seattle's Martin Luther King Day Celebration see Seattle MLK Day Celebration site

RantWoman is also excited to hear about Martin Luther King Day events in the area.

Saturday, January 16      Bellevue Public Library/1:00-2:00 PM/Room 1                                     1111 110th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004
Dr. Terrence Roberts:  Reflecting on history to inform the future
Co-sponsored by City of Bellevue, King County Library System, and Bellevue Friends of the Library.
Dr. Terrence Roberts is a member of the Little Rock Nine, the first group of African American students to desegregate Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Despite a federal court order calling for desegregation to begin on September 4th of that year, angry protesters and Arkansas National Guardsmen tried to prevent the students from entering the school. It wasn't until President Eisenhower stepped in with army soldiers that the students were able to enter. Dr. Roberts will reflect on his experience at Little Rock Central High School and share how Dr. King's vision was relevant then and now.

Monday, January 18       Crossroads Shopping Center/ 11:00 AM- 3:00 PM/Center Stage  15600 NE 8th Street Bellevue, WA 98008
Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration
Co-sponsored by Bellevue Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., City of Bellevue, and Crossroads Shopping Center.
Celebration of a Dream - This annual community tribute will feature live entertainment, guest speakers and an extensive health fair.  The theme of Dr. King and his impact will be woven through a variety of performances and presentations throughout the celebration.  Come and hear the Peace Choir, learn about Kingian Non-Violence, and connect with providers to learn the importance of keeping yourself and our communities healthy.
Real-time captioning (CART) will be provided at both events.  For additional information or accommodation needs, contact Mark Manuel at 425-452-7886 or>

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