List of Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in Central California

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Monday, January 10, 2022

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Check out our list of Martin Luther King Jr. Day events around the Central Valley.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 11TH

Virtual MLK Speech Contest

Time: 1 pm

Information: 38TH ANNUAL COMMEMORATION REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION. FRESNO COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS WILL HAVE AN MLK SPEECH CONTEST.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 13

Virtual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

Time: 1 pm

Contact: MRS. CELESTE COOPER-559-237-1444

Information: 38TH ANNUAL COMMEMORATION REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION. Virtual: West Fresno Ministerial Alliance - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration 2022. Presented By: Moving Unity Forward Committee. Guest Speaker: Rev. Matthew Aaron Quainoo, Pastor of Solid Rock Community Church of God in Kissimmee, FL.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 14TH

OPENING GARLANDING CEREMONY

Time: 11:45AM- 12:45PM

Address: FRESNO COUNTY COURTHOUSE PARK-1100 VAN NESS AVE, FRESNO

Contact: DR. SUDARSHAN KAPOOR-559-435-2212 OR GAIL GASTON-559-681-3140

Information: The City of Fresno Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Unity Committee presents the 38th Annual Celebration. Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is honored annually by the City of Fresno Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Unity Committee to celebrate the life and the legacy of the influential man who spread the message of universal equality and justice. Welcome by City Council President Nelson Esparza, Councilmember Miguel Arias. Remarks by, FCSOS Superintendent Jim Yovino. Featuring Special Guest Speaker: Mayor Jerry Dyer. Fresno Martin Luther King Unity Committee Facebook Page and City of Fresno Facebook Page and on Zoom (ID: 870 4811 5825)

FRIDAY, JANUARY 14TH

AWARDS CEREMONY & RECEPTION

Time: 6PM- 7PM

Address: FRESNO CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS-2600 FRESNO STREET

Contact: DR. JEFF HUNT-559-246-4432 OR SUMMER GASTON-GEHRIS-SUMMER.GASTON-GEHRIS@FRESNOUNIFIED.ORG

Information: The City of Fresno Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Unity Committee presents the 38th Annual Celebration. Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is honored annually by the City of Fresno Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Unity Committee to celebrate the life and the legacy of the influential man who spread the message of universal equality and justice. The Award Recipients for this year are Ellie Bluestein (Posthumous)-Mr. Les Kimber Community Organization Award, Mona Tatum-MLK Community Service Award, Trustee Valerie Davis -MLK Education Award, Mayor Jerry Dyer- MLK Public Service Award. Fresno Martin Luther King Unity Committee Facebook Page and City of Fresno Facebook Page and on Zoom (ID: 870 4811 5825)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 15TH

VIRTUAL: MLK CELEBRATION PROGRAM

Time: 9 AM

CONTACT: ERIN FORD-HORIO-559-324-2476 OR ERINF@CITYOFCLOVIS.COM

Information: The City of Fresno Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Unity Committee presents the 38th Annual Celebration. Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is honored annually by the City of Fresno Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Unity Committee to celebrate the life and the legacy of the influential man who spread the message of universal equality and justice. View on Clovis Police Department's Facebook Page @ClovisPoliceDepartmentCalifornia. Keynote Speaker: Ms. Terri Kimber-Edwards, (Lifelong Educator/Kimber Legacy).

SATURDAY, JANUARY 15TH

MLK CANDLELIGHT PEACE VIGIL

Time: 6PM

Address: FRESNO CITY HALL BREEZEWAY-2600 FRESNO STREET

Information: The City of Fresno Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Unity Committee presents the 38th Annual Celebration. Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is honored annually by the City of Fresno Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Unity Committee to celebrate the life and the legacy of the influential man who spread the message of universal equality and justice. Virtual: Fresno Martin Luther King Unity Committee Facebook Page and City of Fresno Facebook Page and on Zoom (ID: 870 4811 5825) Candles will be provided.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 15TH

MLK JR. WEEK: KIDS DAY

Time: 10 am - 4pm

Address: BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB-615 W 15TH STREET, MERCED

Contact: COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT CENTER-209-228-4201

Link: Click here

INFORMATION: The UC Merced Community Engagement Center is participating in this year's MLK Jr. Celebration along with the Merced MLK Committee, the City of Merced and Merced County. We are looking for volunteers for Kid's Day! - ONLY OPEN TO UC MERCED VOLUNTEERS. Doing interactive MLK- related activities with kids and parents.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 16TH

MLK THEMATIC EXPLORATORIUM PROGRAM

Time: 3 pm

Contact: BISHOP JOHN A. SIMS-559-512-9836

Information: 38TH ANNUAL COMMEMORATION REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION. Virtual: M.L.K. Thematic Exploratorium Program, "Relive the Experience of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church!" Fresno Martin Luther King Unity Committee Facebook Page and City of Fresno Facebook Page and on Zoom ID: (870 4811 5825).

MONDAY, JANUARY 17TH

MLK COMMUNITY MARCH

Time: 9:15 am - 10:45 am

Address: ST. JOHN CATHEDRAL-2814 MARIPOSA AVE, FRESNO

Contact: JAMES LETT III-559-284-6420 OR GAIL GASTON-559-681-3140

Information: The City of Fresno Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Unity Committee presents the 38th Annual Celebration. Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is honored annually by the City of Fresno Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Unity Committee to celebrate the life and the legacy of the influential man who spread the message of universal equality and justice. Marchers assemble at 9:30 A.M. March begins at 10:00 A.M., stops at City Hall then proceeds to Veterans Memorial Auditorium (2425 Fresno Street) where the program will conclude.

MONDAY, JANUARY 17TH

MLK VIRTUAL COMMEMORATION PROGRAM

Time: 11 am - 12 pm

Contact: TERRI KIMBER EDWARDS-559-908-0639 OR ERIC PAYNE-ERIC.PAYNECMC@GMAIL.COM

Information: The City of Fresno Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Unity Committee presents the 38th Annual Celebration. Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is honored annually by the City of Fresno Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Unity Committee to celebrate the life and the legacy of the influential man who spread the message of universal equality and justice. Virtual: Fresno Martin Luther King Unity Committee Facebook Page and City of Fresno Facebook Page and on Zoom (ID: 870 4811 5825) Join us on our social media platforms and via Zoom to celebrate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his contributions to community diversity and our enriched culture. Commemoration Program Keynote Speaker - Mr. Tyrone Willimas, CEO of Fresno Housing Authority.

MONDAY, JANUARY 17TH

25TH ANNUAL MLK PEACE MARCH

Time: 11 AM

Address: MARCH STARTING AT MERCED FAIRGROUNDS

Contact: COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT CENTER-209-228-4201

Link: Click here

The UC Merced Community Engagement Center is participating in this year's MLK Jr. Celebration along with the Merced MLK Committee, the City of Merced and Merced County. Peace March starting at Merced Fairgrounds.