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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observances

Ceremonies honoring the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. began over the past weekend and culminate today. Below are three California cities that will feature extensive events.

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Ceremonies honoring the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. began over the past weekend and culminate today. Below are three California cities that will feature extensive events.

San Francisco

Labor & Community Breakfast: Featuring honoree Dolores Huerta. 8-10 a.m. At the Marriott Marquis Hotel (780 Mission St.)

Other Events:

10:30am:  MLK Liberation Film Festival:  Film Screening – Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property – Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) Screening Room

  • 11 a.m.:  MLK2017 March/Parade – Caltrain Station
  • 11 a.m.:  MLK2017 Health & Wellness Festival – YBCA Forum
  • 11 a.m.:  Black Comix Arts Expo:  BCAF Expo – City View @ Metreon
  • 11 a.m.:  MLK Liberation Film Festival:  Film Screening – BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez – Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater
  • 11:30 a.m.:  MLK Liberation Film Festival:  Agents of Change with producer conversation – YBCA Screening Room
  • 11:45 a.m.:  MLK2017 Interfaith Commemoration – Esplanade Stage at Yerba Buena Gardens
  • 1 p.m.:  MLK2017 Celebration Program – Grade A Social Justice – YBCA Theater
  • 1:30 p.m.:  MLK Liberation Film Festival:  Film Screening – East of Hope Street  with conversation – YBCA Screening Room
  • 1:30 p.m.:  MLK2017 Music Festival – Esplanade Stage at Yerba Buena Gardens
  • 2:30 p.m.: MLK Liberation Film Festival:  Film Screening – The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow – YBCA Theater

3:30 p.m.: MLK Liberation Film Festival:  Film Screening – 10,000 Black Men Named George – YBCA Screening Room

Los Angeles

The 32nd Annual Kingdom Day Parade’s theme is “Now More Than Ever, We All Must Work Together.” Join the many working people and their unions who traditionally participate in this march. The parade begins 10 a.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. at Western Ave. This year’s grand marshal is Rep. Maxine Waters. More information, including a parade map, can be found here.

Sacramento

This year’s “March for the Dream” begins 9 a.m. at Sacramento City College (3835 Freeport Blvd.) It will be preceded by an “Extra Mile” leadership march that begins 8:30 a.m. at the Oak Park Community Center,, 3425 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.) See here for more information.


Photo: Rowland Scherman

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