Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Celebrating our county's namesake
31st Annual MLK Celebration
January 11, 2018
King County celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 11, 2018 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. As stated on the 2018 King County MLK Calendar:
True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.
For the first time, the MLK Celebration included "Conversation Cafes," where King County employees could explore issues of race, equity, and justice in small groups of peers. These Conversation Cafes will be an ongoing part of the county's equity and social justice work, as outlined in the ESJ Strategic Plan.