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Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of education.” 
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

**NEW** 2018 Nomination Form Now Available

The 2018 nomination form for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award is now available. Nominations will be accepted through Monday, November 6, 2017 at 5 PM. 

 

Fill out the Nomination Form For Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award.

 

To learn about previous Community Service Award winners, view a list of past award recipients.

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Will Be on January 15, 2018

The 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration in Tacoma will once again bring the community together to celebrate Monday, January 15, 2018 as a day on, not a day off. More information will be posted here as it becomes available.

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Event Details

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

January 15, 2018

Greater Tacoma Conventions and Trade Center

10 AM - Doors open

11 AM - Event starts


Greater Tacoma Convention Center

1500 Commerce Street

Tacoma, WA 98402

Map and Directions

  

Available Parking

There is free holiday on-street parking and free parking at Freighthouse Square (2501 E. D Street). Freighthouse Square is is easily accessible via the LINK Light Rail and and stops at the Convention Center. There will also be signage and personnel directing event attendees to designated complimentary parking stalls that will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center. 

 

City Events and Recognition Committee

The Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration program is spearheaded by a City Council-appointed City Events and Recognition Committee. The Committee is comprised of local community leaders from a broad array of backgrounds and areas of expertise.

The City Events and Recognition Committee serves as an advisory and action committee on matters pertaining to City-hosted events and special recognition programs. Members are responsible for planning, reviewing and evaluating events, engaging the community in its fundraising efforts, and soliciting corporate and private sponsorships to leverage funds for City-hosted events such as the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration.

 

The Celebration Will Be Televised on TV Tacoma

The Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration is also covered and aired on TV Tacoma, which is carried on both the Click! and Comcast Cable systems.

Click!
Channel 12
In Tacoma City limits and Pierce County
Click!
Channel 21
University Place
Comcast
Channel 12
In Tacoma City Limits and Pierce County

 

Time and Location

January 15, 2018

Doors open at 10 AM

Community Outreach Fair 10 - 11 AM
Main Program 11 AM- 1 PM

Greater Tacoma Convention Center
1500 Commerce Street
Tacoma, WA 98402

Map and Directions

Contact Information
Kala Dralle
MLK@cityoftacoma.org
(253) 573-2523