2015 Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968
Please support families in the Fresno area by donating food at all MLK events.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Opening Garlanding Ceremony (11:30 -1:15 PM)
Location: Fresno County Courthouse Park (at MLK Bust on west side of park), 1100 Van Ness Ave.
Opening Ceremony with Guest Speaker: Tony Sanders, Actor.
Please bring flowers.

Award Reception (6:00-7:30 PM)
Location: Rutherford "Bud" Gaston Middle School,1120 East Church.
Reception to honor awardees for outstanding service to the community

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Community Breakfast (Breakfast served at 9:00 AM / Program starts at 9:45 AM)
Location: Clovis Veterans Memorial Building, 453 Hughes Ave, Clovis (Hughes & Fifth Street).
Speaker: Dr. Joseph Castro, President, Fresno State University and other entertainment.
Tickets: $5.00 each in advance and canned food donation. Tables of 8 available at $40.00 with advanced reservation.
Contact: Erin Ford-Horio, (559) 324-2476

Candlelight Vigil 6:00 PM
Location: Fresno City College, Fountain outside of the Administration Building across from the library, 1101 East University Avenue

Monday, January 19, 2015

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

March and "Mountain of Food" Collection (9:15-10:45 AM)
Location: Fresno City Hall, 2600 Fresno Street, Fresno
Marchers assemble at 9:15 AM.
March begins at 10:00AM, ending at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium for Commemoration Program.
"Mountain of Food" will be collected at Fresno City Hall.

2015 March Route


Commemoration Program (10:45-12:00 PM)
Locaton: Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 2425 Fresno St.
Speaker: Delores Huerta, President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and featuring a commemoration program celebrating community diversity and culture.

Reception & Program at the African American Historical & Cultural Museum (1:00 p.m.)
Location: African American Historical & Cultural Museum 1857 Fulton St. Fresno, CA 93721
Meet & Greet New Executive Director Eric S. Payne
Martin Luther King Jr. Program at 2:00 PM
#BlackLivesMatter Poetry Out Loud
Peace Circle
Children Activities
Photo Exhibit
Contact: 268-7102

Tuesday, January 20

Commemoration Ceremony for Dr. King (12:oo p.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
Location: Fresno State, Peace Garden, located just north of the Madden Library on the Fresno Stare Campus
Hosted by the Central Valley Cultural Heritage Institute

Friday, January 23, 2015

Remembering and Renewing King's Dream for Peace (6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Location: African American Historical & Cultural Museum - 1857 Fulton St. Fresno, CA 93721
Featuring Keynote Speaker: Adam Ghali, Ph.D. Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary
Contact: 268-7102
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