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

FILE - Rev. Bobby Turner or Columbus, Ohio, places his hand on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, in Washington. (Carolyn Kaster, File)

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968
"MOUNTAIN OF FOOD" DRIVE
Please support families in the Fresno area by donating food at all MLK events.
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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
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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
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Monday, January 19, 2015


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

2015 MLK 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
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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
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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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