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Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy: Local Events and Story Highlights

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is January 15! In the spirit of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) everyone at Department of Neighborhoods (DON) is looking forward to celebrating the life and contributions of this inspiring human rights hero.  Here are some local MLK Day events and a few of our 2023 community stories that align with Martin Luther King Jr.’s compassionate vision.  


Thursday, January 11, 2024 

Black Prisoners’ Caucus (Women’s Chapter) – Dinner & Community Discussion 

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm |FREE| Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 

Friday, January 12, 2024 

Annual MLK Day celebration in Seattle 

9:30 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | South Seattle College, 6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106 

Monday, January 15, 2024 

MLK Jr Day march and rally from Garfield HS in Seattle 

11:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Garfield High School, 400 23rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 

Growing BIPOC Generational Community Wealth – Workshop 

9:15 am to 10:30 am | FREE | Garfield High School, 400 23rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 

Learn about the MLK Day workshops at Seattle Martin Luther King, Jr. Organizing Coalition.  

Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) 

10:00 am – 5:00 pm |FREE – DONATION | NAAM, 2300 S Massachusetts St, Seattle, WA 98144 

Community Story Highlights 

Like Fine Wine, Black Joy Over Time: The Necessity of Black Joy Narratives to Black Liberation by Nacala Ayele 

Delivering New Worlds: Black Doulas Talk about Black Futures curated by Reagan Jackson 

Seattle Histories: A Filipino Perspective of Black-Filipino Solidarity in Seattle by Jasmine M. Pulido 

2023 Community Wealth Building Pilots: Building & Retaining Wealth Among African American Legacy Homeowners in Seattle – Front Porch 

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