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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
Location Details
Veterans' Hall
401 Highland Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94611
Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/AuthorPiedmont 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.

Free
Added to the calendar on Saturday Dec 29th, 2018 12:59 PM