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Jan 16, 2020
King County presents
2020 Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Thursday, January 16, 2020, 12:00PM
The Great Hall

Come together this MLK Day to honor our nation’s foremost human rights leader and our County’s namesake, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Hear from internationally recognized civil rights and civil liberties expert John A. Powell and King County Executive Dow Constantine as they unpack themes from King’s address at the conclusion of the Alabama march from Selma to Montgomery, wherein King said “Yes, we are on the move and no wave of racism can stop us. We are on the move now.” Join Powell and Constantine for civil rights conversations, music, spoken word, and a celebration of MLK Day.

John Powell is the Executive Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. He is an expert on a wide range of issues including race, structural racism, ethnicity, housing, poverty, and democracy. In addition to being a Professor of Law and Professor of African American Studies and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, Professor Powell holds the Robert D. Haas Chancellor’s Chair in Equity and Inclusion.

Dow Constantine has spent three terms as King County Executive. Throughout his public service career, Constantine has been an outspoken advocate for environmental protection, public transit, and government reform. As King County Executive, he is working to make King County the best-run government in the nation, and focusing on the great generational challenges of our time: building equity and opportunity, and confronting climate change.


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