Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in the region
Mon., Jan. 17, 2005
Today’s Spokane events honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. include the annual march beginning at River Park Square with a community resource fair and ceremony at 10 a.m. Elisha Mitchell will sing, and the Rev. Happy Watkins will deliver King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
The Unity March through downtown Spokane will begin at 10:30 a.m. (See map above for route.) The resource fair and entertainment will continue until 2 p.m.
At noon, Watkins will deliver the “I Have a Dream” speech at Holy Family Hospital’s Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St.
In Idaho, the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a social gathering at the Highlands Day Spa (the old Highlands golf club), 4365 E. Inverness Drive in Post Falls. The event will include food and auctions.
Tickets cost $25 and will be available at the door. For more information, call (208) 765-3932.
A “Help Light the Way” celebration will start in Pioneer Park in Lewiston and continue with a candlelight procession to the Lewis-Clark State College Activity Center and entertainment by the KuUmba African Drummers, dance troupe POWER-UP and the Spokane Community Gospel Choir. Watkins will deliver the “I Have a Dream” speech.
For more information, call (208) 743-1535 or (208) 792-2812.
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