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Remembering the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Sun., Jan. 17, 2010, 7 p.m.

Numerous ways to remember the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and celebrate his accomplishments are available throughout the Inland Northwest this week.


Unity March - Annual event celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. starts at the INB Performing Arts Center at 10 a.m. and ends at River Park Square, where a Community Resource Fair will be on the second and third levels from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Free. (509) 455-8722.

Children’s Learning Resource Fair - Annual event celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. STA Plaza, 701 W. Riverside Ave., second floor. Free. (509) 455-8722.

“I Have a Dream” speech - The Rev. Percy “Happy” Watkins delivers the famous speech first heard in 1963 in Washington, D.C. Event includes reflection, music and refreshments and is sponsored by the Providence Holy Family Hospital cultural diversity committee. Noon-1 p.m. Providence Holy Family Hospital’s Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., lower level. Free. (509) 482-2356.


“Ambassadors of Peace During Times of War” - Comparing strategies and analogies of Barack Obama and Martin Luther King Jr., by Angela Schwendiman, a lecturer in Africana Studies at Eastern Washington University. Noon at EWU’s Showalter Hall, Room 109. Free. (509) 359-2205.

“I Have a Dream” - Film shows the event on Aug. 28, 1963, when 200,000 civil rights marchers gathered at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Sponsored by the University of Idaho Office of Multicultural Affairs. Showings at 12:30 and 4 p.m. Open to the public. University of Idaho Student Diversity Center, 875 S. Line St., Room 229, Moscow. Free. (208) 885-7557.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day Luncheon - Banquet-style event hosted by the Spokane Falls Community College African American Student Association. The luncheon features speaker Rod Holmes, a retired deputy fire marshal for the Spokane Fire Department who was one of Spokane’s first black firefighters, as well as musical entertainment by saxophonist Jermaine Carlton and vocalist Martin Herford. 11:30 a.m. Spokane Falls Community College, Student Union Building (Bldg. 17) Lounges A, B and C, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $5. (509) 533-4331.


“Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin” - During his 60-year career as an activist, organizer and “troublemaker,” Bayard Rustin formulated many of the strategies that propelled the American civil rights movement and organized the March on Washington in 1963. But being openly gay forced him to remain in the background and marked him again and again as a “brother outsider.” The screening is part of the Lavender Lunch Speaker Series and is sponsored by the LGBTQA Center. 12:30 p.m. University of Idaho, Student Diversity Center, 875 S. Line St., Room 229, Moscow. Free. (208) 885-7557.

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