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|Beyond the Dream: King Speaks Out Against Poverty' 2019 MLK Event|
|Date||Monday January 21|
|Time||12:00 PM - 2:30 PM|
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401 Highland Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94611
|Organizer/Author||Piedmont Appreciating Diversity|
Monday, January 21, doors @ 11:30 AM, Event 12 - 2:30 PM
Martin Luther King's iconic "I Have A Dream" speech put forth a soaring vision for racial inclusion and justice. Yet in lesser known sermons and letters, King was pointed in his belief that to create a truly just and inclusive American society, we must all work to eradicate poverty.
For Piedmont's 22nd annual MLK Day Celebration, we honor King's anti-poverty legacy. King believed that any struggle for justice must eliminate poverty. "We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny," he wrote. "Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."
The program will feature inspiring performances by Oakland's Youth Poet Laureate Leila Mottley; Black Sheroes of Young Gifted and Black; Oakland Jazz Workshops; Together We Slam of Piedmont High School; and Oakland Interfaith Youth Choir. Invited speakers include the Honorable Tony Thurmond, State Superintendent, Robert McBain, Mayor of Piedmont and others.