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32nd Annual MLK Celebration
January 10, 2019

King County will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 10, 2019 at The Sanctuary in downtown Seattle. This annual celebration recognizes the impact that Dr. King had on our community and our nation, and reminds us to keep striving toward his dream of equity and justice.

Thursday, January 10, 2019, noon-1:00pm

The Sanctuary, 811 5th Ave Seattle, WA 98104 

This year's program will include music, spoken word, and a keynote by Ijeoma Oluo, local New York Times bestselling author of So you want to talk about race.

As a part of the 2019 celebration, county officials are inviting the public to put into words or pictures the ideas and ideals for America and the world Dr. King gave his life for.

The county is looking for the public's interpretation, a photo, a work of art, or an essay, of the theme for the 2019 celebration:

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Please submit your work via email at, or send them to:

King County Office of Equity and Social Justice
401 5th Ave Suite 800
Seattle, WA 98104

A selection of the submissions will be on display at locations throughout King County and also available for viewing and reading by the public at the annual King County Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration. A selection of submissions will also be available on the celebration website.

For more information, contact Al Sanders at (206) 477-1016 or